In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing


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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.

Author: Walter Murch
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Published: 08/01/2001
Pages: 146
Weight: 0.5lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781879505629
2nd Edition


Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2002 pg. 229

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