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Cutting Edge, The: The Magic Of Movie Editing
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Kathy Bates

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 71429
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/06/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wendy Apple
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Story Synopsis:
The history and methods of movie editing are documented in The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie Editing, from the first film that used an editor, The Life Of An American Fireman to lessons on how to edit for different movie genres. Interviewees include Walter Murch, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and Chris Lebenzon, among others. (Danny Richelieu)

DVD Picture:
One of the better looking documentaries on the market, this anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is comprised of nice looking interviews with filmmakers and clips from movies of all eras. Depending on the source element, there are certain artifacts. But the DVD is quite clean, with rare distractions in the way of smearing or pixelization. Enjoy the subject! (Suzanne Hodges)

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