WorldCat Identities

Murch, Walter 1943-

Works: 66 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 17,855 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Film noir  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Horror films 
Roles: Film editor, Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Editor, edm, Recipient, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Murch
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,543 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 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,440 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 Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 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
Tomorrowland( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,363 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 )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,361 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
THX 1138 by George Lucas( Visual )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 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
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 939 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 English and German and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and French and held by 850 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 767 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 691 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 612 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 424 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 George Waggner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 127 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 117 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 Lance Salway( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 53 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
Escape from the witch's castle( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Knight by Chrétien de Troyes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot's vow to defend Camelot it threatened by his secret love for Arthur's wife
Conversations avec Walter Murch by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rencontre entre les deux hommes est l'occasion de comprendre la mécanique de la fabrication d'un film et est accompagnée de réflexions de W. Murch, monteur de cinéma et ingénieur du son, sur le cinéma mais aussi sur divers thèmes
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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



English (149)

French (13)

German (12)

Spanish (11)

Italian (5)

In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editingThe 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