WorldCat Identities

Murch, Walter 1943-

Works: 75 works in 281 publications in 6 languages and 17,819 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film noir  Horror films  Romance films 
Roles: Film editor, Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor, Author of introduction, edm, Recipient, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Murch
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,624 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 1,558 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,449 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
K-19 : the widowmaker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,366 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 )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,361 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 956 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 )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
Audio-vision : sound on screen by Michel Chion( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 615 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 )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like all other drones in the sprawling subterranean technocracy, he has a designation: THX 1138. He's the product of a number-crunching, soul-numbing society. But there's a flaw: He's human and wants out."--Container
The Wolfman by George Waggner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 130 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
Return to Oz : Dorothy saves the Emerald City by Walter Murch( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy returns to the Emerald City to find it in ruins. She visits the Nome King, breaks the spell and returns the City to its former glory and returns Ozma to the throne
First Knight by Jerry Zucker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot's vow to defend Camelot it threatened by his secret love for Arthur's wife
The bird that swallowed its cage : selected works of Curzio Malaparte by Walter Murch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curzio Malaparte, an Italian born with a German heritage, was a journalist, dramatic, novelist and diplomat. In 1941, he was sent to cover the Eastern Front as a correspondent for the Milano daily newspaper, and his dispatches reverberated among readers as painfully real depictions of a landscape at war. Murch first came across Curzio Malaparte's writings in a chance encounter in a French book about cosmology, and was so taken by the strange, utterly captivating imagery he went to find the book from which the story was taken, leading to this body of work never before available to English readers
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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-


マーチ, ウォルター



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