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Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Apple’s Final Cut Pro and What This Means for Cinema by Charles Koppelman

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Chapter 11. Bullets Explosions Music People

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Murch mixes sound at De Lane Lea wearing his lucky sweater. “Aggie’s mother knitted it for her in 1964. A few years later I stole it. It’s got a few scars on it.”

Monday, October 18, 2003, Murch’s Journal

Amazing to remember in retrospect that Francis was not in the room during the mix of Conversation or Apocalypse. I played the mixes for him and he had comments, which we incorporated. Not around during the premixes of Godfather, but he was for the final.

The relationship between a film director and the sound mixer is just as intimate and complex as the one between director and film editor. After all, ...

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