Edge Codes: The Art of Motion Picture Editing
Edge Codes: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2005)

While most casual filmgoers take little note of the editing in a movie, committed fans and filmmakers know that it's the editor who determines the pace and rhythm of a motion picture and that skillful cutting can change the flow of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 8, 2005
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Informative but not overly academic, analytic but not overly pedantic and entertaining but not overly trivial.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Solid, if hyperactive.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Alex Shuper's wonderfully informative (if oddly titled) documentary examines editing, a central component of cinema that is often neglected or taken for granted.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

This entertaining documentary on the history of film editing curiously leaves out many sterling examples of the craft.

Joshua Land
Village Voice

Edge Codes ends on a note of speculative futurism, looking ahead to artistic avenues yet unexplored.

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