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Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing
     

Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing

by Vincent LoBrutto
 

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 continuity and to trace professional collaborations among the subjects, Selected Takes features editors whose credits include such diverse films as Ben

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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 continuity and to trace professional collaborations among the subjects, Selected Takes features editors whose credits include such diverse films as Ben Hur, The French Connection, The Godfather, and E.T.

Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the artist, background information, a filmography of feature-length works, and personal recollections of specific films, producers, and directors, as well as helpful comments on editing techniques. A glossary of terms commonly used in film editing and pertinent references found in the interviews complement the work. Film students, scholars, and educators, as well as film industry professionals and moviegoers, will find Selected Takes both entertaining and instructive.

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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 (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275933784
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.65(h) x (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. LoBrutto is currently working on a future book for Praeger, By Design: Interviews with Film Production Designers, to be published in 1992.

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