Film Editing

Editing and Rhythm Exercise

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Hitchcock explains about CUTTING


The Odessa Steps Montage

  • Title: The Battleship Potemkin
  • Director: Sergei Eisenstein
  • The Odessa Steps Montage:

The scene is perhaps the best example of Eisenstein’s theory on montage, and many films pay homage to the scene, including Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, Tibor Takacs’ Deathline, Laurel and Hardy’sThe Music BoxChandrashekhar Narvekar’s Hindi film Tezaab, Shukō Murase’s anime Ergo Proxy, and The Magic Christian. Several films spoof it, including Woody Allen’s Bananas andLove and DeathAustraliaZucker, Abrahams, and Zucker‘s Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (though actually a parody of The Untouchables), Soviet-Polish comedy Deja VuJacob Tierney‘s The Trotsky and the Italian comedy Il secondo tragico Fantozzi. The 2011 November 7 Parade in Moscow also features an homage to the film.

Film Editing: A Working Vocabulary

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