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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 as one of the greatest film editors in the business, Walter Murch is equally known for his innovative ap­ proach to sound design—having literally coined that term himself. Murch began his career in the late 1960s, working with Francis Ford Cop­ pola and George Lucas (whom he had met during his graduate studies at the University of Southern California) on their films The Rain People (1969) and THX-1138 (1971). Murch’s association with Lucas and Coppola continued on such films as American Graffiti (1973), The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather—Part II (1974), and Apocalypse Now (1979), among others. His other work has included collaborations with the Maysles brothers (Gimme Shelter, 1970), Fred Zinnemann (Julia, 1977), Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988), Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, 1996; The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999; and Cold Mountain, 2003), Kathryn Bigelow (K-19: The Widowmaker, 2002), Sam Mendes (Jarhead, 2005), and Brad Bird (Tomorrowland, 2015). He wrote and directed Return to Oz (1985) and directed a 2011 episode of Star Wars: The Clone 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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“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 as one of the greatest film editors in the business, Walter Murch is equally known for his innovative ap­ proach to sound design—having literally coined that term himself. Murch began his career in the late 1960s, working with Francis Ford Cop­ pola and George Lucas (whom he had met during his graduate studies at the University of Southern California) on their films The Rain People (1969) and THX-1138 (1971). Murch’s association with Lucas and Coppola continued on such films as American Graffiti (1973), The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather—Part II (1974), and Apocalypse Now (1979), among others. His other work has included collaborations with the Maysles brothers (Gimme Shelter, 1970), Fred Zinnemann (Julia, 1977), Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988), Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, 1996; The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999; and Cold Mountain, 2003), Kathryn Bigelow (K-19: The Widowmaker, 2002), Sam Mendes (Jarhead, 2005), and Brad Bird (Tomorrowland, 2015). He wrote and directed Return to Oz (1985) and directed a 2011 episode of Star Wars: The Clone

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 30, 2017

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