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In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing / Edition 2

In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing / Edition 2


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In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought-provoking essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question -- Why do cuts work? -- he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781879505629
Publisher: Silman-James Pr
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 34,298
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionxi
Cuts and Shadow Cuts1
Why Do Cuts Work?5
"Cut Out the Bad Bits"10
Most with the Least15
The Rule of Six17
Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame23
Dreaming in Pairs26
Team Work: Multiple Editors29
The Decisive Moment32
Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay43
Test Screenings: Referred Pain52
Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie57
A Galaxy of Winking Dots70
Afterword: Digital Film Editing: Past, Present, and Imagined Future73

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