Working in close collaboration with the director to give a movie its final shape, the film editor is one of the unsung heroes of cinema. Editors have traditionally said that the editing room is like a bedroom, a place where secrets are kept. In The Cutting Edge, executive producers Wendy Apple and Alan Heim reveal many secrets of the craft and document the contribution of editing over the history of the movies. Deftly interweaving clips and interviews, the documentary also explores key innovations in editing that have had an impact on storytelling. After the screening, several illustrious editors will discuss how editing in film and television has changed over the last thirty years.
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Added by MTR on November 10, 2004