MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,651 this week

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

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,504 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 02 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

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

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall
Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jackie Dorsey is the daughter of 1992 Winter Olympics Gold medalists Kate Moseley and Doug Dorsey. She grows up with ambitions of winning her own Olympic gold but that ambition seems to come to an end when she has a career threatening injury. Enter Alex Harrison as her new pairs skate partner and a new chance at Olympic Gold. But can they set aside their stubbornness long enough to actually win ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara
Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Ross Thomas, Scott Thompson Baker
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rich, handsome, courteous Seattle golden boy Zack Conroy's figure skating partner Celeste Mercier is disabled for months in a training accident. Like their coach Bryan Hemmings, she insists... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard
Stars: Matt Lanter, Francia Raisa, Sarah Gadon
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Director: Jon Fauer
Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.

Director: James Chressanthis
Stars: Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Pettigrew
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In "The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice," Francia Raisa reprises her role as Alexandra "Alex" Delgado in film franchise, whose figure skating career came to an abrupt halt after her partner (on ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Francia Raisa, Brendan Fehr, Russell Yuen
The Cutting Edge Happy Hour (TV Series 1983)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Peter Zaremba, Merrill Ward
Cutting Edge (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Cutting Edge highlights the results a woman experiences when she sells herself out to promoting the latest trends and fads of the day, to the detriment of her culture.

Directors: Ethosheia Hylton, Lunga Yeni
Stars: Jason Denyer, Simara Dixon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
Zach Staenberg ...
Himself
...
Herself
Michael Tronick ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Walter Murch ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Antony Gibbs ...
Himself
Mark Goldblatt ...
Himself
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La magia del montaje  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Features Jefferson in Paris (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

first rate documentary
14 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a first-rate job of work, one of the best documentaries on film-making that I've ever seen, opening up the fascinating world of film editing by letting great editors and directors speak to us directly about the mysteries of film cutting--supported by illuminating examples drawn from real films. I can't praise too highly the thoughtful choice of speakers, from Thelma to Dede to Walter Murch and on down the line. Nice to see director Joe Dante too. I was particularly pleased at the inclusion of early film editing examples, such as Dziga Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera and, of course, the down-the-stairs sequence from Potemkin. (The film includes a few sequences from later films that echo the Potemkin sequence, but I bet there's at least five examples they missed!) Bravo! Michael Goodwin


19 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The secret of the universe is in this documentary! the hedgehog from hell
Is this film in DVD or VHS? onedirector
where to buy heroesrox73
Life of an American Fireman drcyclops
Triumph of the Will georgeusx
Music in the beginning? meminim

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?