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Murch, Walter 1943-

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Most widely held works by Walter Murch
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,620 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
Ghost by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,845 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
Tomorrowland by George Clooney( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,744 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
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever
K-19 : the widowmaker by Louis Nowra( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,358 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
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles himself, this exceptional film noir portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions, tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot
In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing by Walter Murch( Book )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,244 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
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 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
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
Apocalypse now by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 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
Return to Oz by Walter Murch( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and French and held by 869 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
Hemingway & Gellhorn by Philip Kaufman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narra el apasionado romance y tormentoso matrimonio de Ernest Hemingway (Owen) y la hermosa corresponsal de guerra Martha Gellhorn (Kidman), que siguió al aventurero escritor durante la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939). Testigos de la historia, cubrieron todos los grandes acontecimientos bélicos de la época, pero no pudieron sobrevivir a la guerra que los enfrentaba
The godfather : the Coppola restoration( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See this famously dark, staggeringly beautiful trilogy of films presented by the filmmaker as originally envisioned for the cinema
Audio-vision : sound on screen by Michel Chion( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projections of sound on image - The three listening modes - Lines and points: horizontal and vertical perspectives on audiovisual relations - The audiovisual scene - The real and the rendered - Phantom audio-vision - Sound film: worthy of the name - Television, video art, music video - Towards an audiological poetics - Introduction to audiovisual analysis
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 622 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
Magician : the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 441 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
The Wolfman by Joe Johnston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 148 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 fiancée, 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 139 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 by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't expect too much: "A new feature-length documentary by Nicholas Ray's wife Susan, investigates the making of We can't go home again and the complex relationships within Ray's life and art. Drawing on his archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, as well as new interviews with the film's original crew, directors Jim Jarmusch, Victor Erice, and others, Susan Ray provides a compelling and candid exploration of the last years of this revered American auteur"--Container
First Knight by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Launcelot (Gere) once again takes up the sword to defend Arthur's Camelot when peace is threatened by the marauding Prince Malagant
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In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing
THX 1138The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing filmReturn to OzAudio-vision : sound on screenThe 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
Alternative Names
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

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