After all, it's just a ride….

Editing Is Energy…

Like any good patriot of cinema I have given Fury Road another appreciation over the past few days, furtively wallowing in the primitive format of 2D delivery. This essential revisit  was not dictated by any dissatisfaction with the modern blockbuster 3D formula, it simply aligned with a challenging weekend schedule, and the absolute joy this film has ignited demands another detailed deliberation – more on that soon. In the meantime I’ve also despaired at Tomorrowland, the summers weakest blockbuster thus far, a troubling piece that strangely yields some brilliant editorial technique just as it wanes on both on a political and ideological level. In that light here is a brief yet acute primer, on the fine art of cutting across axis of meaning and time;

The Inception of Movie Editing: DW Griffith from Kevin B. Lee on Vimeo.

Food for thought isn’t it? That piece seeds the soil for one of 2015’s great London cinephile events of the season which occurs on Sunday. You are promised an epic mix of Leone, De Niro, 19th century New York, alongside the incremental waning of affiliation….

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