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The Conversations: Walter Murch And the Art of Editing Film
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Publication date November 3, 2003
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780747564720
ISBN-10 0747564728
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $26.65
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Summary
Features recorded consversations between author Michael Ondaatje and veteran editor Walter Murch, two giants of their respective industries, as they elucidate the world of film from the inside out.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: During the filming of his celebrated novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the veteran editor Walter Murch at work. The Conversations, which grew out of discussions between the two men, is about the craft of filmmaking and deals with every aspect of film, from the first stage of script writing to the final stage of the sound mix. Walter Murch emerged during the 1960s at the centre of a renaissance of American filmmakers which included the directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and Fred Zinneman. He worked on a whole raft of great films including the three Godfather films, Julia, American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being and many others. Articulate, intellectual, humorous and passionate about his craft and its devices, Murch brings his vast experience and penetrating insights to bear as he explains how films are made, how they work, how they go wrong and how they can be saved. His experience on Apocalypse Now - both originally and more recently when the film was completely re-cut - and his work with Anthony Minghella on The English Patient provide illuminating highlights.

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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 7, 2002)
9780747557746 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $44.10
About: During the filming of his novel 'The English Patient', Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the editor Walter Murch at work.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 2002)
9780375413865 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A collection of conversations and dialogues between the author and Academy Award-winning film and sound editor Walter Murch offers a revealing, inside look at how films are put together, from the various working styles of such directors as Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, to the techniques and creative art of editing film.
With Walter Murch | from Random House Inc (June 1, 2002)
9780676974744 | details & prices | 339 pages | List price $20.01
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 2004)
9780375709821 | details & prices | 339 pages | 7.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $22.00
About: A collection of conversations and dialogues between the author and Academy Award-winning film and sound editor Walter Murch offers a revealing, inside look at how films are put together, from the various working styles of such directors as Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, to the techniques and creative art of editing film.
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New edition from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (November 3, 2003)
9780747564720 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $26.65
About: Features recorded consversations between author Michael Ondaatje and veteran editor Walter Murch, two giants of their respective industries, as they elucidate the world of film from the inside out.

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