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The Technique of Film Editing

The Technique of Film Editing
Your Price: $68.95 CDN
Author: Karel Reisz & Gavin Millar
Introduction by: Thorold Dickinson
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 346
Pub. Date: 2010
Edition: 2nd (Reissued)
ISBN-10: 0240521854
ISBN-13: 9780240521855

About the Book:

Karel Reisz wrote the book The Technique of Film Editing for the British Film Academy in 1953. Now a standard teaching tool that has had over 30 printings, it demonstrates the aesthetic value of creative editing, using examples from movies. This enhanced version of the seminal textbook on editing includes a new foreword, a new afterword, a revamped cover and layout, as well as a lower price!

The single most comprehensive and engaging volume on film editing. Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar introduce readers to every aspect of the editor's craft, providing a concise history of editing and describing editing style as it applies to every genre of moviemaking, including many types of narrative and documentary films. The particular demands of wide-screen filmmaking, cinema verite, and the avant-garde are also covered.

Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar's account of the differences between smooth and abrupt editing and their remarkable sense of editing for dramatic effect rather than for realism make this book essential for apprentice editors, as well as those who want to know how filmmakers understand their work.

Key Features:
• New foreword and a new afterword
• New layout features wider trim for easier readability and more ideal figure placement, while sidebars and tips call-outs provide quick-access to key concepts and ideas
• Enhanced version and at a lower price

About the Author:

Karel Reisz (1926 – 2002) was a Czech-born British filmmaker. A significant filmmaker in post-war Britain, his film credits include The French Lieutenant's Woman, Isadora, Everybody Wins, The Gambler, Who'll Stop the Rain and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, recently voted by the British Film Academy as one of the 20 best British films of all time.