Chapter 4. Give me a Reason Not To

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Walter Murch’s office, upstairs in a converted barn.

From:       Walter Murch Subject:   Final Cut Pro Date:        6/2/02 10:44 PM To:           Steve Jobs

Dear Steve Jobs:

Greetings, and thanks for all you have done for the world through Apple and Pixar, and most likely many other things I don’t know about, but from which we all have reaped an indirect benefit.

My name is Walter Murch, and I am a film editor and sound mixer, working mostly in the Bay Area for the last thirty-three years. I started out with Francis Coppola and George Lucas in the early days of American Zoetrope, back in 1969 when we all moved ...

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