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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.


Wendy Apple




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


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

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This film is dedicated to Arnold Glassman. See more »

Crazy Credits

While the second portion of the credits rolls, Robert Zemeckis is shown accepting his 2001 ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award for Cast Away (2000) from Steven Spielberg. In his speech, Zemeckis discusses the editing advice and experience that he gained from Spielberg. See more »


References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »

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THE PRIMER on the importance of the Film Editor
24 December 2004 | by tadeo38See 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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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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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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