When the Shooting Stops... the Cutting Begins
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When the Shooting Stops... the Cutting Begins : A Film Editor's Story

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The story of one of the most important and least-understood jobs in moviemaking,film editing,is here told by one of the wizards, Ralph Rosenblum, whose credentials include six Woody Allen films, as well as The Pawnbroker, The Producers , and Goodbye, Columbus . Rosenblum and journalist Robert Karen have written both a history of the profession and a personal account, a highly entertaining, instructive, and revelatory book that will make any reader a more aware movie-viewer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0306802724
  • 9780306802720
  • 83,184

About Ralph Rosenblum

Ralph Rosenblum's credentials include six Woody Allen films, as well as The Pawnbroker, The Producers, and Goodbye, Columbus.Robert Karen is a journalist.Robert Karenis a journalist.show more

Table of contents

* Introduction: The Hands behind the Seams * The Night They Raided Minskys; Part I: A Month for Nine Minutes * The Night They Raided Minskys; Part II: Life Sentence * From a Recording Medium to an Art Form; The Invention of Editing * Bolshevik Editors; The Fanatics of the Cutting Room * The Birth of a Profession; Technicians with Dreams * From the Shadows of Bensonhurst; Portrait of the Editor as a Young Man * The Office of War Information * Apprenticeship with the Documentary Guys * Robert Flaherty and Helen van Dongen; The Collaboration That Sustained a Legend * Making It; The TV Pressure Cooker * The Pawnbroker; Part I: The Re-creation of the Flashback * The Pawnbroker; Part II: X-Rays of the Mind * A Thousand Clowns; Part I: Flouting Convention * A Thousand Clowns; Part II: A Style Arrived at by Repair * The Producers; Not Just Another Funny Picture * Goodbye Columbus; The Face on the Cutting Room Floor * My Problem with Directors * Take the Money and Run; The Film They Wouldnt Release * Scenes from a Marriage; Working with Woody on Bananas, Sleeper, and Love and Death * Annie Hall; It Wasnt the Film He Set Out to Make * Swan Songshow more

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