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“Oscar-winner Chuck Workman’s (famed for his Academy Award clip montages and iconic trailers) impressive, comprehensive documentary tells the tragic, extraordinary story of Orson Welles, a great filmmaking genius whose masterpieces were interspersed with films compromised by studio intervention or never completed at all. 83 more words

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Quote of the Week — 12.21.15

As I’ve gone through life, I’ve found that your chances for happiness are increased if you wind up doing something that is a reflection of what you loved most when you were somewhere between nine and eleven years old.

Walter Murch

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Before the Force: George Lucas' THX-1138 (Warner Brothers 1971)

George Lucas was a 23 year old film student at USC when he made the short ELECTRIC LABYRINTH: THX 1138 4EB. This 15 minute highly stylized film won first prize at the National Student Film Festival, and Lucas was given an apprenticeship at Warner Brothers. 338 more words


Apple and the cult of thinness

Recently, I’ve been in the market for a new computer. After some thought, I’ve settled on an older model of the MacBook Pro, both because of its price and because it’s the last remaining Apple laptop with an optical drive, which I still occasionally use. 1,140 more words


#260MC -Walter Murch and His Rule of Six

In the Blink of an Eye

Rule of Six

  1. Emotion
  2. Story
  3. Rhythm
  4. Eye Trace
  5. Two Dimensional Space of Screen
  6. Three Dimensional Space

Most important being number 1 and if you need to sacrifice any of this things, start from the bottom. 14 more words

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‘The Godfather, Part II’ (1974) — The Dark Dream Lives On: A Tale of Two Men

At three hours and twenty minutes, The Godfather, Part II is almost as long as David O. Selznick’s Gone with the Wind, but not nearly as funny. 1,203 more words


Camerimage: Walter Murch on Editing, Cinematography and the Change to Digital

Walter Murch is extraordinary even within his own field: He was six times Oscar-nominated for film editing, three times nominated for sound mixing, winning for mixing on “Apocalypse Now,” and achieving a landmark double when he won both editing and mixing for his work on “The English Patient.” This week, he attends the Camerimage film festival, which is devoted to the art of cinematography, to receive the Special Award to an Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. 1,694 more words