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"A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master": An Interview with Walter Murch

"A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master": An Interview with Walter Murch “A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master”: An Interview with Walter Murch rodney f. hill “[E]ven Napoleon needed his marshals.” —Michael Ondaatje (xii) widely acknowledged a s one of the other books and articles on film postproduc­ gre ate s t film editors in the business, Walter tion. Murch is equally known for his innovative ap­ I interviewed Walter Murch in 2015 at his proach to sound design—having literally coined 1880s farmhouse, known as Blackberry Farm, that term himself. Murch began his career in in Bolinas, California. Most of our conversation the late 1960s, working with Francis Ford Cop­ centered on his most recent work with Francis pola and George Lucas (whom he had met Coppola, on Youth Without Youth (2007) and during his graduate studies at the University Tetro (2009). Those films, along with Twixt of Southern California) on their films The Rain (2011, on which Murch did not work), constitute People (1969) and THX-1138 (1971). Murch’s a new phase in Coppola’s career—after a ten­ association with Lucas and Coppola continued year break from directing—in which he returns on such films as American Graffiti (1973), The to a more independent mode of production Godfather (1972), The Conversation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

"A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master": An Interview with Walter Murch

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 69 (3) – Aug 30, 2017

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University of Illinois Press
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“A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master”: An Interview with Walter Murch rodney f. hill “[E]ven Napoleon needed his marshals.” —Michael Ondaatje (xii) widely acknowledged a s one of the other books and articles on film postproduc­ gre ate s t film editors in the business, Walter tion. Murch is equally known for his innovative ap­ I interviewed Walter Murch in 2015 at his proach to sound design—having literally coined 1880s farmhouse, known as Blackberry Farm, that term himself. Murch began his career in in Bolinas, California. Most of our conversation the late 1960s, working with Francis Ford Cop­ centered on his most recent work with Francis pola and George Lucas (whom he had met Coppola, on Youth Without Youth (2007) and during his graduate studies at the University Tetro (2009). Those films, along with Twixt of Southern California) on their films The Rain (2011, on which Murch did not work), constitute People (1969) and THX-1138 (1971). Murch’s a new phase in Coppola’s career—after a ten­ association with Lucas and Coppola continued year break from directing—in which he returns on such films as American Graffiti (1973), The to a more independent mode of production Godfather (1972), The Conversation

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 30, 2017

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