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In the Blink of an Eye A Perspective on Film Editing

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ISBN-10: 1879505622

ISBN-13: 9781879505629

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Walter Murch, Francis Coppola, Francis Coppola

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Cuts and Shadow Cuts
Why Do Cuts Work?
"Cut Out the Bad Bits"
Most with the Least
The Rule of Six
Seeing Around the Edge of the Frame
Dreaming in Pairs
Team Work: Multiple Editors
The Decisive Moment
Methods and Machines: Marble and Clay
Test Screenings: Referred Pain
Don't Worry, It's Only a Movie
A Galaxy of Winking Dots
Afterword: Digital Film Editing: Past, Present, and Imagined Future