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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Bullitt (1968), released in 2005. See more »

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While the third portion of the credits rolls, Michael Kahn provides his take on "what editors do." See more »

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Features JFK (1991) See more »

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THE PRIMER on the importance of the Film Editor
24 December 2004 | by (Omaha NE) – See all my reviews

Do you know of the importance of the Film Editor to making a great film or to leave the best on the cutting room floor? Did you know that Spielberg & Scorcese will not let any Actor into the Cutting Room (but that Sean Penn will do so)....that earlier there were "Basic Rules" to editing but that the rules went asunder under the French "New Wave"! PLEASE: Ignore the low score and note that almost all viewers gave this documentary either a TEN or a one....and we all know that there is a small percentage of IMDb'ers that truly HATE films and will do anything in their zeal to burn their path of ignorance behind them in an effort to bring everyone to their level of ignorance. How sad to disdain our basic need to learn about life and specifically to learn about what make a Great Film what it will become.


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