"I came from the Dominican Republic when I was 15. The first day of school, I couldn’t speak English and I didn’t know anybody. I wanted to cry all day. I didn’t even want to go to lunch. Six months later, he moved to the US, and came to school feeling the same way. So I showed him how everything works. We’ve been best friends ever since."
Walter Murch on Editing. The Film and Sound Editor behind Apocalypse Now and The Godfather reveals the relationship between editing and dance, the importance of rhythm — “like telling a good joke” — and how digital film has transformed his work.
From the BAFTA archive: Walter Murch, the award-winning editor whose work includes The Godfather, The English Patient and Cold Mountain, offers a unique insight into his craft in this special Academy lecture. Recorded at BAFTA London in May 2003.