How To Edit A Scene

Film editing with Albert Brooks is a scene from the film Modern Romance that has been posted to YouTube. In the scene, Albert Brooks and Bruno Kirby are editing a film. Brooks makes a great cut that changes the scene and builds suspense. The director of the film (James L. Brooks) walks in, watches the scene and doesn’t like it. He wants it restored to the original cut that is dumbed down for the audience.

This is brilliant because it demonstrates what is wrong with so many mainstream movies. I’ve never seen Modern Romance but based on this scene alone I have to see this movie. (Via Kottke).

Posted in Movies at 8:27 PM