The Gutting of ‘Greed’

November 1, 2014

The editor described the first part of the picture as “quite humorous at times,” which would have helped audiences accept the tragedy of the second half. […]

UNION MADE: A High-Flying Career in TV Editing

November 1, 2014

As a member of both the Editors Guild and the American Cinema Editors, I look back on my 50-plus years in the greatest industry on the planet, feeling blessed that I was able to earn a good living in jobs that I loved. […]

Mark Rydell’s ‘The Cowboys’

November 1, 2014

In our family, movies were special events because most of our entertainment came from television. So I don’t remember seeing a lot of films, but there is one that holds a very special place in my heart. […]

To Protect and Preserve

November 1, 2014

Almost everyone in the business has heard the statistics: Only 10 percent of films made between 1910 and 1920 still exist; 20 percent of the films made in the 1920s survive […]

The Savagely Quiet One: Remembering Sidney Meyers

November 1, 2014

In 1960, after college, the army, UCLA film school, paying my dues as a can-carrying apprentice and assisting (mostly on commercials, but also some documentaries and industrials), I received a call from the editor Peggy Lawson, who said, “Sidney needs an assistant; I’m recommending you.” […]

Dane A. Davis on ‘The Matrix’

November 1, 2014

When sound designer/supervising sound editor Dane A. Davis, MPSE, attended the audience preview for The Matrix (1999), he — as well as directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (then known as the Wachowski Brothers) — had no idea what to expect. […]

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