(book) The Technique of Film Editing. Focal Press: London & New York, 1953.
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[on Fred Astaire
] Astaire is the motherless man-about-town, all sophistication quite debonair, yet with a lope in his walk rather than a swagger, for -- despite his receding hair -- he is essentially boyish, youthful, innocent.
He wrote his famous book, "The Technique Of Film Editing", before becoming involved in professional film-making. It was reviewed - not entirely favorably - in the magazine "Sight And Sound" by an actual film editor, Seth Holt. When Reisz made his first feature film, "Saturday Night And Sunday Morning", in 1960, he hired Holt as his editor, and, after their first day of working together, told him,...