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Murch, Walter 1943-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 316 publications in 6 languages and 18,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Science fiction films  Film noir 
Roles: Film editor, Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Author of introduction, edm, Recipient, Composer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Murch
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three individuals--nurse Hana, thief Caravaggio, and Kip--are brought together in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II by a nameless and hideously burned English patient
Tomorrowland by George Clooney( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland". What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever
Touch of Evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
K-19 : the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vostrikov, a Russian naval officer has being given command of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine, K-19, at the height of the Cold War in 1961. The vessel's executive officer Captain Polenin asserts that the flagship is not yet ready for deployment. But, political pressure forces Vostrikov to sail his crew into the North Atlantic anyway, for a missile fire test that serves as a warning to the U.S. The test is a success, but a leak in the K-19's cooling system soon threatens the nuclear payload
In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing by Walter Murch( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing."--Jacket
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
Return to Oz by Walter Murch( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and French and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy, back in Kansas, can't stop thinking about Oz. She believes that her friends have sent her a key. Auntie Em, worried for Dorothy's health, takes her to a famous doctor who works miracles with electricity. Dorothy escapes from the mental hospital. When she awakes, she and a chicken named Billina find themselves in Oz. Dorothy tries to find her old friends in the Emerald City, but learns that they have all been transformed by the Nome King. And the evil witch Mombie wants Dorothy's head. It's up to Dorothy, Billina, and their new friends, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and a Gump-thing to defeat Mombie and the Nome King and restore the rightful ruler of Oz to her throne
Ghost by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man killed during a robbery gone wrong remains on Earth as a ghost because of his love for his girlfriend. He teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate
Hemingway & Gellhorn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage between Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway, following the adventurous writers through all the great conflicts of their time
The Godfather DVD collection by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part III: "In the final installment of the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises his role as powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60s, Michael is consumed with guilt for his past deeds while he plans his family's re-emergence as a completely legitimate corporation in this exciting, long-awaited film."--Back of container
THX 1138( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film by George Lucas that was his directorial debut and used gripping special effects that would later be showcased in Star Wars. Includes commentary by George Lucas and sound editor Walter Murch, a documentary, a making-of featurette, and much more
Audio-vision : sound on screen by Michel Chion( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met en perspective la problématique des rapports entre le son et l'image en analysant leur imbrication. L'audio-vision est, au sens technique du mot, un illusionnisme dont le cinéma et, plus récemment, l'art-vidéo et le clip ont su exploiter les mille ressources
Magician : the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man whose mind and body are controlled by the government ... makes a harrowing attempt to escape from a world where thoughts are controlled, freedom is an impossibility and love is the ultimate crime."--Container
The Wolfman by George Waggner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Talbot is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father, his brother's grieving fiancee, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector. When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death
Particle fever by Mark A Levinson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment."--Container
We can't go home again( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We can't go home again: A complete restoration of legendary director Nicholas Ray's 1973 experimental masterpiece, made with his college students in upstate New York. It embodies Ray's approach to filmmaking as a communal way of life. The film records Ray's groundbreaking use of multiple image as a way of telling more than one story simultaneously, and of colorization as a way to heighten emotional expression. He called it a 'journalistic' film, one that shares the anthropologists' aim of recording the "history, progress, manners, morals, and mores of everyday life," at a critical moment in American history. Ray plays himself in the film, serving as mentor, friend, and reference point around whom the students' stories constellate
Die Kunst des Filmschnitts : Gespräche mit Walter Murch by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing
Alternative Names
Murch, Walter Scott

Murch, Walter Scott 1943-

Walter Murch Amerikaans filmeditor

Walter Murch montatore e regista statunitense

Walter Murch US-amerikanischer Cutter und Tonmeister

Walter Murch US-amerikanischer Filmeditor und Tongestalter

Уолтер Мёрч

וולטר מרץ'

والتر ماش

والتر مرچ تدوینگر آمریکایی

머치, 월터 1943-

ウォルター・マーチ

マーチ, ウォルター

華特·默奇

沃爾特·默奇

Languages
English (171)

German (17)

Spanish (11)

Italian (9)

French (5)

Japanese (5)

Covers
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing filmReturn to OzAudio-vision : sound on screenTHX 1138The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing filmBehind the scene : Walter Murch on feature film editing, Final Cut Pro, and the future of cinema