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Filmmaker Bio: Walter Murch (Editor)

Walter Murch is one of cinema’s great master when it comes to the art of editing and the author of a book used across the globe , “ 521 more words

What makes a scene work or fail

“When you go to the doctor and tell him that you have a pain in your elbow, it is the quack who takes out his scalpel and starts to operate on the elbow.[…] [A]n experienced doctor studies you, takes an x-ray, and determines that the cause of the pain is probably a pinched nerve up in your shoulder—you just happen to feel it in your elbow.[…] Audiences are like that. 75 more words

78/52 - Brand New Trailer!

One of the most iconic cinematic moments ever talked about is the Shower Scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

That single scene took up a quarter of the film’s shooting schedule and was set-up 78 times with the total number of cuts within the finished scene coming to a grand total of 52. 88 more words

Trailers And News

The fifteen missing pages

In 1972, after the massive success of The Godfather, the director Francis Ford Coppola announced that his next project would be an original screenplay that he had been trying to make for years. 1,269 more words

Movies

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)

The shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 shocker Psycho is famous for its technical audacity, but does this two-minute sequence merit an entire 91 minute documentary?  1,449 more words

Cinema

78/52 (2017, doc)

 Greetings again from the darkness. Does it make sense to create an entire movie about a single scene from another movie? Director Alexandre O. Philippe… 432 more words

Documentary

Writing with scissors

Over the last few years, one of my great pleasures has been reading the articles on writing that John McPhee has been contributing on an annual basis to… 1,225 more words

Writing