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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, 2nd Edition by John Purcell

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CHAPTER 15

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Sooner or later you'll encounter a dialogue problem you can't repair. The background noise is the same on all of the takes, so alternate files or noise reduction won't save you; or the actor is so annoyingly accurate that she always says the needed line as she steps on the creaky spot in the floorboard. Maybe there's no close-up coverage for the off-mic wide shot you're trying to fix, or the take chosen by the picture editor really does have the best acting despite the F-15 flying overhead. There are a million reasons for rerecording dialogue.

Replacing What Cannot Be Fixed

Everybody loves original production sound, so there's no point discussing the magic of the sound from the shoot, when the actors were hyped and in character. ...

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