The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

I picked up the 2-disc special edition of BullitThe Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004).

If you have any interest in film editing, admire the work of Walter Murch or have any idea who Thelma Schoonmaker then this doc, narrated by Kathy Bates is tailor-made for you. The Cutting Edge is similar to Edge Codes: The Art of Motion Picture Editing which was released earelier this year. Where Edge Codes suffers from poor production value in spots, The Cutting Edge is much slicker and polished.

I also liked that The Cutting Edge showed Walter Murch in his studio editing parts of Cold Mountain using Final Cut Pro. Murch actually takes the viewer through a few edits and explains the challenges involved. Inspiring stuff!

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