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Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years a Film Editor (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series) Hardcover – August 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0810840249 ISBN-10: 0810840243

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Product Details

  • Series: The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series (Book 88)
  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810840243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810840249
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,033,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great book, with the master class on film editing a bonus. (Film Review)

For a truly rare treat, you must take the opportunity to read Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years a Film Editor, the superb and entertaining recounts of the life of two-time Academy Award winner and honored ACE member, Ralph E. Winters. Part of the Scarecrow Press Filmmaker Series, Some Cutting Remarks is an essential, entertaining look at the art of editing, as well as Hollywood life... (Cinema Editor)

About the Author

Ralph Winters earned two Academy Awards (for King Solomon's Mines and Ben-Hur) and a total of six nominations for best editing. He served on the Board of Governors at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for ten years, and has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the American Cinema Editors and the Editors Guild. He was President of The Film Editors Guild. He has lectured in numerous seminar programs and was presented with the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award in 1991.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben Wattenberg on December 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Ralph Winters spent 70 years in the movie business engaged in the critical but often under-appreciated job of film editor. His credits include Ben Hur, King Solomon's Mines, Gaslight and Victor/Victoria. The book tells about how these movies and others were made --- in a way that keeps it lively and informative. Winters is now 92 --- hopefully just beginning a new literary career.
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