As everyone probably already knows, it’s in the editing room that a film properly comes together. The editor, more than the director, is the movie’s storyteller, dictating the rhythm and pace of the film.
Most moviegoers, though, when they think of editing, probably just think ‘the film was too slow’ or ‘they should have cut that one scene’.
This year’s nominees:
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
Margaret Sixel: she was handed 480 hours of footage by her husband, director George Miller. Sixel had never edited an action film – Miller wanted her to do it precisely because he knew she wouldn’t cut it to look like every other action movie.
Tom McArdle (no relation!)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
2 thoughts on “Oscars 2016: Best Editing”
I don’t like to think too much about editing. I know how important it is, but if it is done well, then maybe I shouldn’t notice? Just a thought…
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well, the editing in The Big Short really draws attention to itself, but it does help move the film along. The editing in Mad Max is well done, I suppose, because although the film is frenetic, you can follow the action very easily