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Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing

Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2005)

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While most casual filmgoers take little note of the editing in a movie, committed fans and filmmakers know that it's the editor who determines the pace and rhythm of a motion picture and that skillful cutting can change the flow of the story, even out inconsistencies in the mood and feel of a picture, and adjust the narrative focus. Editing is more than just assembling shots in a certain order, it's an art form, and this documentary celebrates the craft and how it has grown and evolved through

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Informative but not overly academic, analytic but not overly pedantic and entertaining but not overly trivial.

September 22, 2005
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Alex Shuper's wonderfully informative (if oddly titled) documentary examines editing, a central component of cinema that is often neglected or taken for granted.

September 7, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Edge Codes ends on a note of speculative futurism, looking ahead to artistic avenues yet unexplored.

September 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Solid, if hyperactive.

September 9, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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This entertaining documentary on the history of film editing curiously leaves out many sterling examples of the craft.

September 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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