A Long Time Ago, in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits – Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last 50 years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than 40 features. 

Starting with his work on Carrie, Hirsch gives insight into the production process, touching upon casting, directing, cutting, and scoring. It’s a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating memorable and iconic scenes and offers fascinating portraits of filmmakers, stars, and composers.

Part film-school primer, part paean to legendary directors and professionals, the funny yet insightful writing will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.

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Sorry About the Mess: A Star Wars Fan’s Journey Through YouTube, Fandom, Social Media, Fatherhood, and Life

Hi! I’m HelloGreedo. I started a Star Wars YouTube channel in 2011, and now I wrote a book.

Writing Sorry About The Mess was a happy accident. In 2016, I enrolled in two college classes that had a four hour break between them. My goal was to use those four hours to work on scripts and videos for my YouTube channel. While I did hash out a lot of videos during that break, I also began typing random thoughts, chronicling some life experiences, and cataloging opinions on various subjects. Over the past three years, whenever I felt like it, I would add to the book. Slowly but surely those random thoughts formed into (semi) cohesive chapters, and those chapters became this book.

Sorry About The Mess is a lot like my live streams; random and all over the place. I have a habit of ping-ponging from topic to topic.

This book ended up being more personal than I originally anticipated. If you’re looking for 200 pages of nothing but a Star Wars discussion, you might want to look elsewhere! In Sorry About The Mess, you’ll follow me on a journey through fandom, fatherhood, the United States Navy, clickbait, social media, and much more! I named it Sorry About The Mess for a reason. I should have hired an editor…

Chapters:

  1. The Origin Story
  2. Why Star Wars?
  3. Clickbait & Social Media
  4. YouTube
  5. My Top Ten Movies
  6. The United States Navy
  7. Video Games
  8. Being a Dad
  9. Supporter Q&A
  10. In Closing

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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits_Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor who worked on such classics as George Lucas’s Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Brian De Palma’s Carrie and Mission: Impossible, Herbert Ross’s Footloose and Steel Magnolias, John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down, and Taylor Hackford’s Ray.

Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema’s most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars. Part film school primer, part paean to legendary filmmakers and professionals, this funny and insightful book will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.

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