A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than forty features. Starting with his work on Carrie, Hirsch gives insight into the production process, touching upon casting, directing, cutting, and scoring. It's a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating memorable and iconic scenes and offers fascinating portraits of filmmakers, stars, and composers. Part film-school primer, part paean to legendary directors and professionals, the funny yet insightful writing will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.
|Publisher:||Chicago Review Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
About the Author
Paul Hirsch received the Academy Award for his editing work on Star Wars in 1978. He also has edited The Empire Strikes Back, Carrie, Mission: Impossible, Footloose, Steel Magnolias, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Falling Down. In 2005, he received his second Academy Award nomination for Ray. He lives in Los Angeles, California.