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Robert S. Birchard is an award-winning film editor who brings an insider’s perspective and a great affection for the people who work in the picture business to his chronicles of the movies. He is the author of Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood, Early Universal City, Silent-era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara, and King Cowboy: Tom Mix and the Movies and a contributing writer to the omnibus volumes M-G-M When the Lion Roars, Don Miller’s Hollywood Corral, The Encyclopedia of Early Film and Hollywood: The Movie Factory. His articles on Hollywood filmmakers have appeared in American Cinematographer, Statement, Film History, The Moving Image, Griffithiana, Daily Variety and Los Angeles Times Calendar. He is a past president and current board member of th ...more

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Robert S. Birchard The motivation for all my non-fiction writing is curiosity--wanting to know more about a subject that grabs my attention.
Robert S. Birchard Everybody wants to write. Probably only 3% ever sit down and actually write. Even fewer ever finish what they start. Writing is a creative outlet, it …moreEverybody wants to write. Probably only 3% ever sit down and actually write. Even fewer ever finish what they start. Writing is a creative outlet, it can be enjoyable, it can connect you to folks all around the world . . . but if it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Find a working pattern that makes you comfortable, and then get to it.(less)
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Patricia Garlitz Thank You so much for adding me as a friend.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Robert and thank you so much for the friendship. What an awesome bio. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Jeannie


message 6: by Lynx

Lynx Thank you Robert.I need to do plenty of reading to catch up with you ;-)


William Hello Robert,
Pleasure to meet you. Look forward to talking books.

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Anthony Hello Robert,
Thanks for finding me. I love your titles. I spend much mental time in DeMille's Hollywood -- and I'm quite happy there, actually.
Cheers,
Anthony


message 3: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Robert,
I must say I'm impressed. As I keep telling my film students the stuff of good cinematography is in good editing as any muppet can point a camera. It's in the post-production that the real magic is worked. Well done that man!
ROGER


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Diane Love your favorite quote, Robert. Also loved the book Shadow of the Wind!


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