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Recommended readings from the staff of The Edit Center

Dmytryk, Edward. On Film Editing.

"Editing is the creative force of filmic reality." So Dmytryk, director of the American classic The Caine Mutiny begins this little book, which he hopes will aid film directors and editors in perfecting their art. It is informative for general audiences as well, demonstrating how deeply the...
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LoBrutto, Vincent. Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing.

Film buffs, students of cinema, and professionals in the field will be interested in the interviews with 21 feature film editors, whose credits include Ben Hur, The French Connection, The Godfather, and E.T. Arranged to illustrate the chronology and collaborations among the editors, the chapters...
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Murch, Walter. In the Blink of an Eye.

Walter Murch is the winner of multiple Academy Awards for his work as a film editor and a sound designer. Among his many notable credits are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Julia, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather (parts II and III), The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ghost, Crumb, Romeo Is...
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Oldham, Gabriella. First Cut: Conversations With Film Editors.

First Cut offers the reader an opportunity to learn what film editing really is, and to learn from the source. Gabriella Oldman's interviews with twenty-three award winning film editors give a full picture of the complex art and craft of editing a film. Filled with animated anecdotes and detailed examples, this is the first book to provide a comprehensive treatment of both documentary and feature film editing.
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Ondaatje, Michael. The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film.

Ask most moviegoers, "Who is Walter Murch?" and they're likely to stare uncomprehendingly. Ondaatje (The English Patient) seeks to eradicate that ignorance by providing an expert analysis of Murch's consummate film editing skills, and pointing out along the way the monumental contributions editors...
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Rosenblum, Ralph. When the Shooting Stops... the Cutting Begins.

The film editor responsible for editing Annie Hall, The Pawnbroker, The Producers, and other successful films, describes the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs of this crucial but rarely appreciated art.
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Rubin, Michael. Nonlinear 4.

"Michael Rubin's thoroughly clear-headed Nonlinear 4 is perhaps the single best book on pure DV production issues."
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