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    The Challenge of Editing 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' into 'Him' and 'Her'

    It's not uncommon for an editor to create multiple versions of a film prior to the one that the general public gets to see in theaters. What is uncommon, though, is for each of those multiple versions to reach the big screen. That's the unique experience Kristina Boden enjoyed editing "The Disappear...

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    'Gone Girl' Editor Kirk Baxter Talks the Art of Cutting Solo with David Fincher

    Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter talks navigating the tricky narrative complexities of director David Fincher's thriller 'Gone Girl.'

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    Watch: What Retirement? Steven Soderbergh Remixes 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

    Soderbergh has re-edited a classic so that you can learn about staging and framing.

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    What Does It Take to Become a Film Editor?

    Alex O'Flinn, the recipient of the 2014 Sally Menke Memorial Editing Fellowship, shares insight about editing that he learned during his fellowship.

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    How 'Boyhood' Editor Sandra Adair Helped Shape The Film's 12-Year Evolution

    Indiewire speaks to Sandra Adair, the editor of "Boyhood," about what it's like to work on a film over a period of 12 years.

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    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Editor and Composer John Ottman Talks Multitasking, and Building a Marvel Epic

    It's hard enough wearing two hats as editor and composer for Bryan Singer, but the trippy, time-traveling "X-Men: Days of Future Past" offered some additional challenges for John Ottman. "I think we both look fondly upon the experience we had on 'X-Men 2' and we wanted to relive that a bit so coming...

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    11 Top Highlights From Thelma Schoonmaker's Tribeca Masterclass on Editing and Making 'Raging Bull'

    Thelma Schoonmaker has edited all of Scorsese's features since 1980, but for "The Cutting Room: An Insight to the Edit Suite," she chose to focus entirely on key sequences in "Raging Bull" and the stories behind them.

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    Legendary Editor Walter Murch Talks the Physics of 'Particle Fever'

    Mark Levinson's "Particle Fever" is the first great doc of the year (and let's hope it gets remembered during the next awards season). It's about the ground-breaking, Nobel Prize-winning experiment that helped unravel the nature of existence. Veteran editor/sound designer Walter Murch ("Apocalypse N...

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    Talking Editing with the Oscar Nominees

    Editorially, all five films take us out of our comfort zones in this strange season of survival and rebirth: from the chameleon-like con of "American Hustle" to the abduction at sea in "Captain Phillips" to the weightless terror of "Gravity" to the ticking clock death sentence of "Dallas Buyers Club...

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    Anatomy of a Scene: Solomon Northup Chained in '12 Years a Slave'

    One of the most important yet difficult decisions in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was how to depict Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) waking up in bondage. Fortunately, they hit on the idea in the cutting room to tell it out of sequence, the result of which was disconcerting for Northup and v...

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