Cutting rhythms: shaping the film edit

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Cutting Rhythms is about rhythm in film editing. It breaks down the issue of rhythm in an accessible way that allows filmmakers to apply the principles to their own work and increase their creativity. This book offers possibilities rather than prescriptions. It presents questions editors or filmmakers can ask themselves about their work, and a clear and useful vocabulary for working with those questions. Filled with timeless principles and thought-provoking examples from a variety of international films, this book is destined to become a staple in any filmmaker's library.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMalden, MA
PublisherFocal Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9780240810140
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Motion pictures--Editing
  • Motion pictures--Philosophy
  • Motion picture plays--Editing


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