The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic

The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic

author: Bobbie O'Steen

name: Steev

average rating: 4.00

book published: 2009

rating: 4

read at: 2010/02/06

date added: 2010/02/06

shelves: filmmaking

This book would probably have been more useful if I didn't already have as much experience as I do editing. However, it was great review and reinforcement of general concepts, and it was really good when it went through specific scene examples from well-known films, like Chinatown, Body Heat, The Big Chill, etc, breaking it down cut by cut and explaining why the cuts were made the way they were. In many cases this was interspersed with interviews by the directors and editors of these films, providing even more insight into why the edits were made they way they were. Definitely worth looking at for any but the already most accomplished editors and filmmakers.