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This journal documents Walter Murch efforts to cut a major film on what is fundamentally home computer software

Snappily subtitled ‘How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple’s Final Cut Pro And What This Means For Cinema’, this journal documents the superstar editor’s efforts to cut a major film on what is fundamentally home computer software.

While this struggle is conveyed efficiently, what’s better is the insight into the editing process, embellished with extracts from his correspondence with director Anthony Minghella. The level of detail is exhaustive, but it’s hard not to be caught up with Murch’s passion for what makes movies work.


Reviewed by Ian Freer


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