Skilled editing is as effective in the creation of a good film as a writer, director, or performer. Though often overlooked, editing brings shots together to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts. These ten movies are a fantastic illustration of just how important editing can be.

 

 

THE LIST

City of God
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Editor: Daniel Rezende

Bonnie and Clyde
Director: Arthur Penn
Editor: Dede Allen

North By Northwest:
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: George Tomasini

The Godfather
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Editor: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner

Battleship Potemkin
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
Editor: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov

Psycho
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: George Tomasini

Un Chien Andalou
Director: Louis Bunuel
Editor: Luis Buñuel

Apocalypse Now
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Editor: Lisa Fruchtman, Gerald B. Greenberg, Walter Murch

2001: A Space Odyssey
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Lawrence of Arabia
Director: David Lean
Editor: Anne V. Coates

Category: Film, Weekend

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