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Cutting rhythms : shaping the film edit

Cutting rhythms : shaping the film edit

Author: Karen Pearlman
Publisher: Burlington, MA ; Abingdon, Oxon : Focal Press, [2013], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Cutting Rhythms is about rhythm in film editing. It begins with the question, 'What can be said about the shaping of a film's rhythm in editing beyond 'it's intuitive'?' This question leads to an in-depth study of editors' rhythmic creativity and intuition, the processes and tools editors work through to shape rhythms, and the functions of rhythm in film. Through this research, Cutting Rhythms has carved out a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Pearlman
ISBN: 9780240810140 0240810147
OCLC Number: 876052161
Notes: Originally published in 2009.
Description: xxix, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Rhythmic intuition --
Editing as choreography --
Timing, pacing, and trajectory phrasing --
Tension, release, and synchronization --
Physical, emotional, and event rhythms --
Physical rhythm --
Emotional rhythm --
Event rhythm --
Style --
Devices --
Common scenes --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: Karen Pearlman.


Rhythm is a fundamental tool of the film editor; when a filmmaker adjust the length of shots in relation to one another, he or she affects the entire pace, structure, and mood of the film. This book  Read more...
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"A pioneering effort to capture lighting in a bottle. The most powerful aspect of the craft is also toughest to explain. Pearlman's introduction of dance and movement theory is impressively leveraged Read more...

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