Cut to the Chase: Forty-Five Years of Editing America’s Favourite Movies

This groundbreaking book takes the reader behind the closed doors of the editing room where Sam O’Steen along with some of the world’s top directors controlled the fate of many legendary films. Editors don’t usually sit on movie sets, but Sam was there through the entire shoot and his editing tales are spiced with juicy anecdotes about exotic locations and colorful producers, directors, and stars.

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  1. If You Love Film, Read This Book While I have worked professionally in film for 25 years, including 2 films with Sam O’Steen, I was unaware that he had published a book, in collaboration with his wife. I heard Steven Soderberg mention it in a DVD commentary he was doing with the brilliant Mike Nichols. oderberg remarked how much he enjoyed the book, so I immediately looked on line, purchased, and devoured it. It is a truly enjoyable and informative volume, filled with humor, and great insight as to what makes a good,…

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