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TOP 100 Movies from the year 2005

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#1 Good Night and Good Luck
2005
dir. George Clooney
starring
David Strathairn
Jeff Daniels
#2 movie reviewsTHE CONSTANT GARDENER
2005
dir. Fernando Meirelles
Stars:
Ralph Fiennes
Rachel Weisz
#3 ConstantineThe 40 Year Old Virgin
2005
dir. by Judd Apatow
starring
Steve Carell
#4 movie reviewsWALK THE LINE
2005
dir. James Mangold
Stars:
Joaquin Phoenix
Reese Witherspoon
#5 MOVIE POSTERMUNICH
1983
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Eric Bana
Daniel Craig
#6 Batman BeginsBatman Begins
2005
dir. by Christopher Nolan
starring
Christian Bale
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
7 CapoteCapote
2005
dir. by Bennett Miller
starring
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Catherine Keener
#8 FULLMETAL ALCHEMISTFullmetal Alchemist
2005
dir. Seiji Mizushima
Voices by
Romi Pak
Rie Kugimiya
#9 movie reviewsMARCH OF THE PENGUINS
2005
dir. Luc Jacquet
Stars:
Charles Berling
Morgan Freeman
#10 movie reviewsREVOLVER
2005
dir. Guy Ritchie
Stars:
Jason Statham
Ray Liotta
#11 movie reviewsLORDS OF DOGTOWN
2005
dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Stars:
Emile Hirsch
Victor Rasuk
#12 Pride and PrejudicePride & Prejudice
2005
dir. Joe Wright
Starring
Keira Knightley
Judi Dench
#13 Kiss Kiss Bang BangKiss Kiss Bang Bang
2005
dir. by Shane Black
starring
Robert Downey Jr.
Val Kilmer
#14 movie reviewsNORTH COUNTRY
2005
dir. Niki Caro
Stars:
Charlize Theron
Thomas Curtis
#15 movie reviewsLORD OF WAR
2005
dir. Andrew Niccol
Stars:
Nicolas Cage
Bridget Moynahan
#16 movie reviewsJUNEBUG
2005
dir. Phil Morrison
Stars:
Embeth Davidtz
David Kuhn
#17 MATCH POINTMatch Point
2005
dir. Woody Allen
Cast
Jonathan Reyes Meyers
Scarlett Johansson
#18 A HISTORY OF VIOLENCEA History of Violence
2005
dir. David Cronenberg
Starring
Viggo Mortenson
Maria Bello
#19 movie reviewsJARHEAD
2005
dir. Sam Mendes
Stars:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Scott MacDonald
#20 movie reviewsKINKY BOOTS
2005
dir. Julian Jarrold
Stars:
Joel Edgerton
Chiwetel Ejiofor
#21 MOVIE POSTERMADAGASCAR
2005
dir. Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
Stars:
Ben Stiller
Jada Pinkett Smith
#22 SerenitySerenity
2005
dir. Josh Whedon
starring
Nathon Fillion
Gina Torres
#23 movie reviewsMRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS
2005
dir. Stephen Frears
Stars:
Judi Dench
Bob Hoskins
#24 movie reviewsMEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
2005
dir. Rob Marshall
Stars:
Suzuka Ohgo
Michelle Yeoh
#25 ConstantineSin City
2005
dir. by Robert Rodriguez
Frank Miller
starring
Mickey Rourke
Bruce Willis
#26 The Squid and the Whale
2005
dir. by Noah Baumbach
starring
Jeff Daniels
Laura Linney
#27 movie reviewsSYRIANA
2005
dir. Stephen Gaghan
Stars:
Kayvan Novak
George Clooney
#28 Kingdom of HeavenKingdom of Heaven
2005
dir. by Ridley Scott
starring
Orlando Bloom
Liam Neeson
#29 MOVIECACHE (HIDDEN)
2005
dir. Michael Haneke
Cast:
Daniel Auteuil
Juliette Binoche
#30 movie reviewsTHE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE
2005
dir. Scott Derrickson
Stars:
Laura Linney
Tom Wilkinson
#31 THE ISLANDThe Island
2005
dir. Michael Bay
starring
Ewan McGregor
Scarlett Johansson
Steve Buscemi
#32 movie posterHOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENT THEIR SUMMER
2005
dir. Georgina Riedel
#33 movie reviewsINTO THE BLUE
2005
dir. John Stockwell
Stars:
Paul Walker
Jessica Alba
#34 CAVITECavite
2005
dir. Neill Dela Llana
Ian Gamazon
Cast
Ian Gamazon
Edwin Lagda
#35 Breakfast on Pluto
2005
dir. Neil Jordan
Starring
Cillian Murphy
Liam Neeson
#36 movie reviewsHAVOC
2005
dir. Barbara Kopple
Stars:
Anne Hathaway
Bijou Phillips
#37 movie reviewsNANNY MCPHEE
2005
dir. Kirk Jones
Stars:
Emma Thompson
Colin Firth
#38 THE BROTHERS GRIMMThe Brothers Grimm
2005
dir. Terry Gilliam
Cast
Matt Damon
Heath Ledger
#39 Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005
dir. Tim Burton
Starring
Johnny Depp
Freddie Highmore
#40 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
2005
dir. David Lee Fisher
Starring
Judson Pearce Morgan
Daamen J. Krall
#41 MOVIE POSTERCHICKEN LITTLE
2005
dir. Mark Dindal
Starring:
Zach Braff
Steve Zahn
#42 movie reviewsCOACH CARTER
2005
dir. Thomas Carter
Stars:
Samuel L. Jackson
Rob Brown
#43 ConstantineConstantine
2005
dir. by Francis Lawrence
starring
Keanu Reeves
Rachel Weisz
#44 movie reviewsFLIGHTPLAN
2005
dir. Robert Schwentke
Stars:
Jodie Foster
Peter Sarsgaard
#45 CHAOSChaos
2005
dir. Tony Giglio
starring
Jason Statham
Ryan Phillippe
Wesley Snipes
#46 FEASTFeast
2005
dir. John Gulager
Starring
Balthazar Getty
Henry Rollins
#47 FIERCE PEOPLEFierce People
2005
dir. Griffin Dunne
Cast
Diane Lane
Donald Sutherland
#48 movie reviewsFOUR BROTHERS
2005
dir. John Singleton
Stars:
Mark Wahlberg
Tyrese Gibson
#49 HARD CANDYHard Candy
2005
dir. David Slade
Starring
Patrick Wilson
Ellen Page
#50 HiTCHHitch
2005
dir. Andy Tennant
starring
Will Smith
Kevin James
Eva Mendes
#51 movie reviewsTHE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
2005
dir. Garth Jennings
#52 King KongKing Kong
2005
dir. by Peter Jackson
starring
Jack Black
Naomi Watts
Adrian Brody
#53 movie reviewsMR. AND MRS. SMITH
2005
dir. Doug Liman
Stars:
Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie
#54 movie reviewsTHE NEW WORLD
2005
dir. Terrence Malick
Stars:
Colin Farrell
Q’orianka Kilcher
#55 movie reviewsCHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION
THE WITCH
AND THE WARDROBE

2005
dir. Andrew Adamson
#56 THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADAThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2005
dir. Tommy Lee Jones
#57 TIDELANDTideland
2005
dir. Terry Gilliam
Starring
Jodelle Ferland
Brendan Fletcher
#58 V FOR VENDETTAV for Vendetta
2005
dir. James McTeigue
starring
Natalie Portman
Hugo Weaving
#59 War of the WorldsWar of the Worlds
2005
dir. Steven Spielberg
starring
Tom Cruise
Dakota Fanning
Tim Robbins
#60 movie reviewsHARSH TIMES
2005
dir. David Ayer
Stars:
hristian Bale
Freddy Rodriguez
#61 CHASING GHOSTSChasing Ghosts
2005
dir. Kyle Dean Jackson
starring
Michael Madsen
Meat Loaf
Gary Busey
#62 The Weather ManThe Weather Man
2005
dir. by Gore Verbinski
starring
Nicolas Cage
Michael Caine
#63 movie reviewsHOODWINKED
2005
dir. Cory Edwards
Todd Edwards
Stars:
Anne Hathaway
#64 ISOLATIONIsolation
2005
dir. Billy O’Brien
Starring
Ruth Negga
John L
65 The JacketThe Jacket
2005
dir. John Maybury
starring
Adrien Brody
Keira Knightley
#66 movie reviewsHOSTAGE
2005
dir. Florent-Emilio Siri
Stars:
Bruce Willis
Kevin Pollak
#67 MOVIE POSTERBAD NEWS BEARS
2005
dir. Richard Linklater
Stars:
Billy Bob Thornton
Greg Kinnear
#68 MOVIE POSTERWHITE NOISE
2005
dir. Geoffrey Sax
Starring:
Michael Keaton
Deborah Kara Unger
#69 Winter Passing
2005
dir. Adam Rapp
Starring
Zooey Deschanel
Darrell Larson
#70 movie reviewsZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE
2005
dir. Jon Favreau
Stars:
Jonah Bobo
Josh Hutcherson
#71 movie reviewsAN UNFINISHED LIFE
2005
dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Stars:
Robert Redford
Jennifer Lopez
#72 movie reviewsXXX: STATE OF THE UNION
2005
dir. Lee Tamahori
Stars:
Samuel L. Jackson
Ice Cube
#73 movie reviewsJUST LIKE HEAVEN
2005
dir. Mark Waters
Stars:
Reese Witherspoon
Mark Ruffalo
#74 movie reviewsTHE RING TWO
2005
dir. Hideo Nakata
Stars:
Naomi Watts
Simon Baker
#75 movie posterJUST FRIENDS
2005
dir. Roger Kumble
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds
Amy Smart
#76 movie reviewsHOSTEL
2005
dir. Eli Roth
Stars:
Jay Hernandez
Derek Richardson
#77 movie posterRENT
2005
dir. Chris Columbus
Starring:
Anthony Rapp
Adam Pascal
#78 movie reviewsDARK WATER
2005
dir. Walter Salles
Stars:
Jennifer Connelly
John C. Reilly
#79 movie reviewsTHE AMITYVILLE HORROR
2005
dir. Andrew Douglas
Stars:
Ryan Reynolds
Melissa George
#80 Red Eye
2005
dir. Wes Craven
Starring
Cillian Murphy
Rachel McAdams
#81 THE AURAThe Aura
2005
dir. Fabián Bielinsky
Starring
Ricardo Darín
Dolores Fonzi
#82 MOVIE POSTERGAME 6
2005
dir. Michael Hoffman
Stars:
Michael Keaton
Robert Downey Jr.
#83 movie reviewsHOUSE OF WAX
2005
dir. Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars:
Elisha Cuthbert
Chad Michael Murray
#84 THE PROPOSITIONThe Proposition
2005
dir. by John Hillcoat
starring
Guy Pierce
Ray Winstone
#85 movie reviewsSAHARA
2005
dir. Breck Eisner
Stars:
Matthew McConaughey
Steve Zahn
#86 SAW IISaw II
2005
dir. Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring
Tobin Bell
Shawnee Smith
#87 movie reviewsBE COOL
2005
dir. F. Gary Gray
Stars:
John Travolta
Uma Thurman
#88 movie posterTHE LONGEST YARD
2005
dir. Peter Segal
Stars:
Adam Sandler
Burt Reynolds
#89 SHOOTING DOGSShooting Dogs
2005
dir. Michael Caton-Jones
Starring
John Hurt
Hugh Dancy
#90 movie reviewsTHE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
2005
dir. Ken Kwapis
Stars:
Amber Tamblyn
#91 movie reviewsDOMINO
2005
dir. Tony Scott
Stars:
Keira Knightley
Mickey Rourke
#92 movie reviewsSKY HIGH
2005
dir. Mike Mitchell
Stars:
Michael Angarano
Kurt Russell
#93 PURITANPuritan
2005
dir. Hadi Hajaig
Starring
Nick Moran
Georgina RylanceStreep
#94 The Puffy ChairThe Puffy Chair
2005
dir. Jay Duplass
Starring:
Mark Duplass
Kathryn Aselton
#95 movie reviewsTHE DECENT
2005
dir. Neil Marshall
Stars:
Shauna Macdonald
Natalie Mendoza
#96 movie reviewsELIZABTHTOWN
2005
dir. Cameron Crowe
Stars:
Orlando Bloom
Kirsten Dunst
#97 movie reviewsDOOM
2005
dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars:
Karl Urban
Deobia Oparei
#98 Land of the DeadLand of the Dead
2005
dir. George A Romero
starring
Simon Baker
Dennis Hooper
#99 movie reviewsTHE PACIFIER
2005
dir. Adam Shankman
Stars:
Vin Diesel
Brittany Snow
#100 movie reviewsLIE WITH ME
2005
dir. Clement Virgo
Stars:
Lauren Lee Smith
Eric Balfour

 

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Read Reviews of all the films from the October Action/Crime Film Festival

Reviews by Kierston Drier

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Movie Review: BARROW (2016)
This film is wonderfully balanced cinematographically, beautifully rendering scenes of dazzling brilliance without having the darker scenes feel out of place. The story is clean, precise and engaging, with thoughtful attention to detail. The character development is logical, well designed and tempered with flawed heroes, tragic backstories and strong performances.

Movie Review: TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (2016)

Tengu: Birdman of the Mountains,  is a film that will delight you with its symbology, its imagery and it’s excellent fight sequences, but it goes far beyond that. This film represents of genre-hybrid that should be welcomed into cinema with open arms. It is highly commendable thing to be able to successfully blend genres together, and this film is able to do that. With effortless ease a viewer can watch this film and find something in it to enjoy even if they are not conventionally a viewer of action.

Movie Review: THE TRAP (2016)

Subtle and steamy, with mounting tension in every scene, The Trap is a suspense film, turned mystery film, turned action film. Cleverly designed with red-herrings and hidden details, there must be a special nod of appreciation to the film’s editor.

Movie Review: MOTEL MOTEL (2016)

This film makes nods to several well established cult classics, such as Pulp Fiction to name one of many. The unreliable narrator, the highly subjective non-lateral plot and the avant-garde supernatural air, make the film a cultural cinematic work of art. Think Wes Anderson, if Wes Anderson was dark and perturbed and less whimsical.

Movie Review: THE APOLOGY (2016)

Awkward and uncomfortable, while still engaging and endearing, this film should be commended for its excellent casting. Each character is knowable almost immediately. The performances are strong and incite empathy, even pity, as well as humor for our lead.

Movie Review: WE’LL SEE IF WE DROWN (2016)

Everyone loves an anti-hero, whether you are watching a scripted show, reality TV or even the news, people naturally look for the bad guys. We’ll See If We Drown, a French smash-hit directed by Hugo Becker, is a story about three such delinquents. Mickey, Voltaire and K.O are three twenty-something pseudo criminals up to no good, with plans to rob the Butcher shop that Mickey works at and skip town to go fishing.

Movie Review: BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY (2016)

Comic, bright and full of flare, this groovy film will leave you craving more. Well done to these maidens of mystery.

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INTERCHANGE (Malaysia/Indonesia 2016) ***


GAZA SURF CLUB (Germany 2016) ***


MOONLIGHT (USA 2016) ***


LONG EXCUSES (Japan 2016)


WE ARE NEVER ALONE (Czech/France 2016) ***1/2


THE SALESMAN (Iran/France 2016) ***


IN THE BLOOD (I BLODET )(Denmark 2016) ***


BEAUTIES OF THE NIGHT (BELLAS DE NOCHE) (Mexico 2016)


JESUS (Chile/Germany/Greece 2016) ***


THE WEDDING RING (Niger/ Burkina Faso / France 2016)


HELLO DESTROYER (Canada 2016)


THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI (Finland/Sweden/Germany 2016) ****


I CALLED HIM MORGAN (Sweden/USA 2016) ***


FIXEUR (THE FIXER)(Romania/France 2016) ****


MA’ ROSA (Philippines 2016) ****


THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (UK 2016)


FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare) (France/Italy 2016) ***


SAND STORM (Israel 2016) ***


SAMI BLOOD (SAME BLOD) (Sweden/Denmark/Norway 2016) ****


IXCANUL (VOLCANO) (Guatemala, France 2015) ***1/2


ZOOLOGY (Russia/France/Germany 2016) ****


CHRISTINE (USA 2016) *** Directed by Antonio Campos


ELLE, Director Paul Verhoeven

Read interviews from the top film crew members working in Hollywood today.

Read the best of Interviews this week. 

Interviews from Matthew Toffolo  from WILDsound

Interview with 1st AD Mathew Dunne (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Interview with 1st AD Mathew Dunne (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII)

Interview with Storyboard Artist Kurt Van der Basch (Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII)

Interview with Foley Artist Marko Costanzo (Silence of the Lambs, The Departed, Life of Pi)

Interview with Foley Artist Marko Costanzo (Silence of the Lambs, The Departed, Life of Pi)

Interview with Art Director Jeremy Woolsey (Pitch Perfect, Million Dollar Arm, Dirty Grandpa)

Interview with Art Director Jeremy Woolsey (Pitch Perfect, Million Dollar Arm, Dirty Grandpa)

Interview with Kami Asgar, Oscar Nominated Sound Editor

Interview with Kami Asgar, Oscar Nominated Sound Editor

Interview with Glen Gauthier, Sound Mixer (Spotlight, Pacific Rim, Kick-Ass)

Interview with Glen Gauthier, Sound Mixer (Spotlight, Pacific Rim, Kick-Ass)

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Fesival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

The Art of Film Editing

FILM EDITING, MOVIE EDITING, VIDEO EDITING – Editing is a true art form. The editor strives to impart visual variety to the picture by skillful shot selection, arrangement and timing. He recreates rather than reproduces the photographic event to achieve a cumulative effort often greater than all the actions in individual scenes put together.Below are some of the basic ideas underlying techniques

TWO BASIC METHODS TO EDIT A FILM

Continuity Cutting
— Storytelling is dependent upon matching consecutive scenes
— Consists of matched cuts in which continuous action flows from one shot to another and cuts away in which the action shown is not a portion of the previous shot

Complication Cutting
— Storytelling is dependent on the narration and the scenes merely illustrates what is being described
— Soundtrack holds the narrative together so things actually make sense

Many editors prefer to make their cuts on movements so that the actual switch from one shot to another is masked by the action

A motion picture is a custom-made jigsaw puzzle in which filmmakers fashion the individual pieces. Each piece requires special attention so that it will merge harmoniously with pieces surrounding it.

EACH SHOT SHOULD MAKE A POINT

Make them laugh or make them cry, but make them care

PUT YOURSELF IN THE PLACE OF THE AUDIENCE
1) What is the audience going to be thinking at any particular moment?
2) Where are they going to be looking?
3) What do you want to them to think about?
4) What do you want them to feel?

Any fisherman can tell you that it’s the quality of the bait that determines the kind of fish you catch. You can only end up with a great film if you bring quality footage into the editing suite.
Editors chop the film into pieces and create a heart and soul.

THE AUDIENCE ACCEPTS CUTS BECAUSE THEY RESEMBLES THE WAY IMAGES ARE JUXTAPOSED IN OUR DREAMS

CUT WHENEVER YOU BLINK — OBSERVE YOUR OWN PATTERN AND USE IT TO MODEL YOUR CUTTING

What is causes people to blink?

Start a conversation with somebody and watch when they blink. .

The listener will blink at the precise moment when they get the idea of what you are saying. Blinking interrupts the apparent visual continuity of our perception
THAT’S HOW YOU CUT YOUR FILM

The rate of people blinking is geared to their emotional state. The more excited you are, the more you blink. Notice the number of cuts in an action film as opposed to a comedy or romance, and you’ll see what we mean!

One of the tasks of a film editor is to become sensitized to the rhythms that the actor gives you

NOTICE WHEN AND WHERE THE ACTORS BLINK – IT WILL GIVE YOU CLUES TO THE FLOW OF THE SCENE AND HELP YOU DECIDE WHERE TO CUT

THREE STEPS TO APPROACHING CUTTING WHEN FILM EDITING
1) Identify a series of potential cut points
2) Determining what effect each cut point will have on the audience
3) Choosing which of these effects is the correct one for the film

The job of the film editor is to anticipate and to control the thought process of the audience, to give the audience what they want before they ask for it.

DIGITAL ADVANTAGE
We’ve moved into the age of digital film editing, where you can finish a film as fast as you can move a mouse. The advantages are:
a) Increased speed
b) Reduced cost
c) Fewer people in the editing room
d) Easier access to the material
e) Director can easily review all of the material
f) More civilized working environment
g) Special effects

An editor is not cutting a film, they’re joining a film

With the material you receive from the director, the editor also receives the potential to make a lot of movies. Your first task is to choose what movie you are making

ALWAYS TRY TO DO THE MOST WITH THE LEAST
The audience will only remember how they felt more than what they saw. They will remember what they saw if they felt strongly in that moment.

AN IDEAL CUT IS THE ONE THAT SATIFIES THESE SIX CRITERIA AT ONCE
1) It is true to the emotion of the moment
2) It advances the story
3) It occurs at a moment that is rhythmatically connected to the flow of the film
4) It is connected to the eye-trace, the location and movement of the audience focus
5) It connects to the stage line, two dimensional plane of screen
6) It respects the three-dimensional continuity

EMOTION when making a cut is what you should try to preserve at all costs

If you have to sacrifice anything – rhythm, continuity, for EMOTION – DO IT!. Of the three, EMOTION AND STORY ARE MOST IMPORTANT. The audience will forgive – or not even notice – continuity and rhythmic inconsistencies as long as they are engaged by the story.

Watch Goodfellas for a film riddled with continuity errors — but who cares? You remain engaged by the story, and the errors don’t even register.

Never accept less when more is available to you

Give up something, but don’t ever give up EMOTION.

Put yourself in the place of the audience:
– What is the audience going to be thinking at any particular moment?
– Where are they going to be looking?
– What do you want them to think about?
– What do you want them to feel?

THE FILM EDITOR ALWAYS NEEDS TO COME IN WITH A FRESH LOOK

the picture for what it is – not how it got there. A director may see what he intended to shoot, but it’s the editor’s job to see what’s actually on the film.

THE DIRECTOR IS THE DREAMER AND THE FILM EDITOR IS THE LISTENER. THEN IT FLIPS

THE FILM EDITOR NEEDS TO REMAIN FRESH FOR EACH SEQUENCE

Most times if there is a problem, it’s not in the scene itself but probably the scene that happened five minutes before.

The perfect film strikes you as though it were unwinding behind your eyes and your eyes were projecting it themselves so that you were seeing what you wished to see. Film is like thought. It’s the closest to the thought process of any art form.

Walter Murch, Film Editor
(Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, Cold Mountain)

“When I assemble a scene for the first time, I do it silently. Even a dialogue scene, I’ll cut without listening to the sound because it tunes me more closely into the body language and the little tiny things that an actor does. If you’re listening to what they’re saying, you’re a little blind to them. I feel I’m a hunter and I need my night vision goggles in a scene, so I edit silently.”

“An editor is a performer and the editor comes up with a version of a scene, just like an actor comes up with an interpretation of a character. And the director that is presented with that as a fact either accepts it, rejects it or says ‘That’s very good but what if we modified it in this direction?’ The difference, of course, is that the director and editor are in the same room for months and months and months on end with the same material. So you really have to be almost part of the same organism. You have to get along on a human level.”

“I take my cues from the director, from the script, from what the actors are doing and the rhythms they’re doing it in. I try to find the one or two key actors who are setting the tone for the film. I find the rhythm that they’re doing things in and use that to influence my own rhythms. Once you begin to really feel these rhythms, you can extend them into areas that may have few or no actors in them. For example, say you have a shot of a landscape, how long should that be? It depends on what the rhythms of the film have been up until then.”
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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!