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The Conversations by Michael Ondaatje
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Mar 22, 07

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Film/sound editor extraordinaire Walter Murch supplies the stories, acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje asks the questions in this fine book chock-full of behind-the-scenes knowledge and technique. Murch already shared ideas that are now part and parcel of the art of film editing in his book 'In the Blink of an Eye,' but this book gets more personal and delves into the relationships WM shared with other LA luminaries of the late 60s/early 70s like Coppola and Lucas. It's fascinating to learn more about the genesis of great works like 'Apocalypse Now,' 'The Godfather,' 'The Conversation,' and more. A fine and breezy read.
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