Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

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Interviews with 21 prominent feature film editors highlight this long-overdue look at the role of film editors, the importance of their work, and the nature of their craft. Organized to provide historical as well as collaborative continuity, Selected Takes features editors whose credits include films such as Ben Hur, The French Connection, The Godfather, and E.T. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the artist, background information, a filmography, and personal recollections of specific films, producers, and directors, as well as instructive comments on editing techniques.
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Editorial Reviews

Film buffs, students of cinema, and professionals in the field will be interested in the interviews with 21 feature film editors, whose credits include Ben Hur, The French connection, The Godfather, and E.T. Arranged to illustrate the chronology and collaborations among the editors, the chapters include personal and career information, and the editors' comments on their work in general and on specific movies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275933951
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1991
  • Pages: 264
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Vincent LoBrutto has been involved in film editing for over twelve years. His film credits include a television series for the Fox Network, as well as several projects for HBO Cable Network.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert Wise


Harold Kress

William Reynolds

Rudi Fehr

Ralph Winters

David Bretherton

Anne V. Coates

Dede Allen

Tom Rolf

Maury Winetrobe

Jerry Greenberg

Lou Lombardo

Evan Lottman

Alan Heim

Richard Halsey

Michael Kahn

Richard Marks

Tina Hirsch

Craig McKay

Susan E. Morse

Arthur Schmidt

Carol Littleton




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