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

TV-PG | | Documentary | 12 October 2004 (USA)
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

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Wendy Apple
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Narrator (voice)
Zach Staenberg Zach Staenberg ... Himself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Michael Tronick Michael Tronick ... Himself
Anthony Minghella ... Himself
Sean Penn ... Himself
Walter Murch ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Rob Cohen ... Himself
Quentin Tarantino ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Antony Gibbs Antony Gibbs ... Himself
Mark Goldblatt ... Himself
Sally Menke ... Herself
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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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USA | Japan | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La magia del montaje See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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(TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

Embedded throughout the beginning of the credits are photos of several film editors displaying the awards that they've won. See more »

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Features The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A MUST SEE FILM for everybody starting out in the business
22 March 2005 | by loliqueSee all my reviews

I'm a film director/editor from Colombia with more than 45 years in the business and this film is absolutely the best essay on film editing that I've had the good luck of seeing. The examples are great, the explanations on the "unseen" or "hidden art" of editing are perfect, the pacing is just right, etc., etc. The only thing I felt was that it was too short, but then I'm biased on the subject. This should be a MUST SEE FILM for everybody starting out in the business (and not just those who want to be editors).This is a solid "10" for me and I can't understand how anybody would consider it less, except for those mediocre joes who just can't cut it...


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