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In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated film editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought -- provoking essay on film editing. Starting with what might be the most basic editing question -- Why do cuts work? -- Murch treats the reader to a wonderful ride through the aesthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his unique insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and reality; criteria for a good cut; the blink of the eye as an emotional cue; digital editing; and much more. In this second edition, Murch reconsiders and completely revises his popular first edition's lengthy meditation on digital editing (which accounts for a third of the book's pages) in light of the technological changes that have taken place in the six years since its publication.
Walter Murch is an editor, sound designer, director, and screenwriter who has been honored repeatedly by both the American and British Motion Picture Academies for his picture editing and sound mixing. Among the many notable films he has edited and/or mixed are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Julia, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II and Part III, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, House of Cards, Ghost, Crumb, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. xi|
|Cuts and Shadow Cuts||p. 1|
|Why Do Cuts Work?||p. 5|
|"Cut Out the Bad Bits"||p. 10|
|Most with the Least||p. 15|
|The Rule of Six||p. 17|
|Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame||p. 23|
|Dreaming in Pairs||p. 26|
|Team Work: Multiple Editors||p. 29|
|The Decisive Moment||p. 32|
|Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay||p. 43|
|Test Screenings: Referred Pain||p. 52|
|Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie||p. 57|
|A Galaxy of Winking Dots||p. 70|
|Afterword: Digital Film Editing: Past, Present, and Imagined Future||p. 73|
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