Walter Murch


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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The English Patient Sound Department
(1996)
The Conversation Sound Department
(1974)
Apocalypse Now Sound Department
(1979)
THX 1138 Sound Department
(1971)

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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) (rerecording mixer)
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding (re-recordist)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Ghost (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Dragonslayer (sound re-recordist)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (Re-Recordist) / (Sound Montage and Design) / (sound designer)
 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 Short documentary) (sound)
 1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film (Short) (sound designer - 2003 release)
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Other Works:

Book: "In the Blink of an Eye" First Edition, 1995, Second Edition, 2001 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Murch C.A.S. | Walter
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Personal Quote:

[on the evolution of the average shot length] The average shot length of The Birth of a Nation (1915), which was made 100 years ago, is five seconds, and Francis Coppola's Tetro (2009), which was shot six years ago, is five seconds. Action films, that is lower. On average, you can get down to, over the course of a whole film, three-and-a-half seconds per shot. But you can also compare two films ... See more »

Trivia:

He believes in editing while standing up. See more »

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