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Walter Murch

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979), and won an unprecedented double ... See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Sound Department
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II Sound Department
The Godfather: Part III
The Godfather: Part III Sound Department
The English Patient
The English Patient Sound Department


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 2014 Cutaways (Documentary short) (sound designer)
 2013 Particle Fever (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2009 Tetro (sound re-recordist)
 2007 Youth Without Youth (re-recording mixer)
 2007 Seeing in the Dark (TV Movie documentary) (sound mix - as Walter Murch C.A.S.)
 2005 Jarhead (re-recording mixer)
 2003 Cold Mountain (re-recording mixer)
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker (re-recording mixer)
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (re-recording mixer)
 1996 The English Patient (re-recording mixer)
 1995 First Knight (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding (Re-Recording by: Skywalker Sound - as Walter Murch A.C.E.)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Ghost (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Dragonslayer (sound re-recordist)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (Sound Montage and Design) / (re-recordist)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (sound montage) / (sound re-recordist)
 1974 The Conversation (re-recording) / (sound editor - uncredited) / (sound montage)
 1973 American Graffiti (re-recording) / (sound montage)
 1971 THX 1138 (sound montage)
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (sound)
 1970 The Great Walled City of Xan (Short) (sound)
 1969 The Rain People (sound montage)
 1968 The New Cinema (TV Movie documentary) (sound)
 1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film (Short) (sound designer - 2003 release)
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Other Works:

Book: "Behind the Seen" by Charles Koppelman 2005 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Murch A.C.E. | Walter Murch C.A.S. | Walter

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Personal Quote:

[on 'Film Editing']: You have to have the personality that enjoys that... It's almost like making little pieces of jewelry. That patience of the individual shots and how they're crafted together... but at the same time, you have to have an appreciation for the larger picture and how these shots fit into the larger picture of the scene and then how the scene fits into the larger picture of the ... See more »


Introduced Hollywood to the idea of editing films on the non-linear Mac based program Final Cut Pro rather than the Avid. Since then, has gone back to Avid Media Composer. See more »

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