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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

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

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Wendy Apple
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Narrator (voice)
Zach Staenberg Zach Staenberg ... Himself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Michael Tronick Michael Tronick ... Himself
Anthony Minghella ... Himself
Sean Penn ... Himself
Walter Murch ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Rob Cohen ... Himself
Quentin Tarantino ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Antony Gibbs Antony Gibbs ... Himself
Mark Goldblatt ... Himself
Sally Menke ... Herself
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

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Country:

USA | Japan | UK

Language:

English

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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(TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Bullitt (1968), released in 2005. See more »

Crazy Credits

Embedded throughout the beginning of the credits are photos of several film editors displaying the awards that they've won. See more »

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Features Starship Troopers (1997) See more »

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first rate documentary
14 January 2005 | by mgoodwin88See all my reviews

This is a first-rate job of work, one of the best documentaries on film-making that I've ever seen, opening up the fascinating world of film editing by letting great editors and directors speak to us directly about the mysteries of film cutting--supported by illuminating examples drawn from real films. I can't praise too highly the thoughtful choice of speakers, from Thelma to Dede to Walter Murch and on down the line. Nice to see director Joe Dante too. I was particularly pleased at the inclusion of early film editing examples, such as Dziga Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera and, of course, the down-the-stairs sequence from Potemkin. (The film includes a few sequences from later films that echo the Potemkin sequence, but I bet there's at least five examples they missed!) Bravo! Michael Goodwin


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