Post-Production : Push The Tempo by Amit Mehra

Amit Mehra

Push The Tempo

Which is the last film you saw where editing pushed the envelope in creating new narrative style? Say like what Memento, Pulp Fiction did...or would you consider those screenplay achievement?

Tom Paini

The screenplays for both films were great Amit, but as you know, you being a director as well as a writer, editing pushes the storylines.. That's where Editor&Director really come together.. The writer's work is done.. Unless he is the Director..

Amit Mehra

Tom - my question is which film in recent times has pushed the envelope on narrative style because of it's editing? The two films I stated were just examples but those innovative narratives could be a result of screenplay. So which film has an innovative narrative as a pure result of editing?

Tom Paini

Do you think "Fight Club" fits the bill? Or do you have another, your thinking about?.. I'd like to read what you think..

Melissa Chambers

into the void

Tom Paini

Good one!.. I forgot about that film.. Maybe "Inception" as well?.. But to be honest, I thought that was a bit clunking.. Or is that just me?..

Melissa Chambers

no i thought is was too "clunky" too. i wanted it to be better! it reminded me a bit of "what dreams may come"

Niecy C.

Shutter Island. The acting was great. I felt like the story was "eh". After I watched it, I felt like the entire "story" was about the editing. Not necessarily a new technique, but I really felt like I was going crazy watching it.

Tom Paini

Hi Niecy.. I liked Shutter Island.. But truth be told, I don't know if you agree, I kinda clicked the ending about twenty five minutes from the end.. Earlier in this conversation I wrote a few comments I deleted, I wish I hadn't know.. Make a long story short, Nobody, except, the BIG director names gets anything dark, sinister, or even atmospheric made anymore. Can you see a "Taxi Driver" being made now? No chance.. Way too risky

Nafri Rose

"42" - I watched that movie on opening night. Full audience, each seat filled, and throughout the film the energy in the room was so intense. Cheering and clapping when good things occurred, to men and women of all ages on the edge of their seat either angry, crying, or on the verge of a break through in some emotional hurricane. It was an absolutely beautiful film with a standing ovation from a MOVIE theater audience. The story and screenplay itself were well done but the cinematography was the icing to the cupcake. It really brought you into the moment and had you become one with the film. Captivating, breathtaking, a must see. :)

Amit Mehra

A wet blanket I don't wanna be but I must remind everyone that my question was not the best film but specifically the film in which innovative editing pushed the envelope in creating a new narrative style. Would love to read more examples of that. Thank you.

Simon Berry

Twelve Monkeys was cut in ways that I loved-disorientating at times but truly different.

Swan Harris

300 although it was graphic heavy... its style was used alot after that

Chaitanya Kulkarni

Sin City.. maybe, it has its unique editing!

Ivan Velez Sneed

'Hunger' by director Steve McQueen The tension it builds is unexpected. The editing is audacious, fearless.. How it was structured and the length of the scenes... Check the long scene between the priest and hunger strike Bobby Sands as they argue the morality of the strike...

Jason Blanco

Like them or not: Lodge Kerrigan's 'Clean, Shaven' (Jay Rabinowitz, editor) and Oliver Stone's 'Natural Born Killers (Brian Berdan, editor). Not necessarily recent, but few (if any films) in recent memory have 'pushed the envelope' in any way. So much so that Melvin Van Peebles' 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' (edited by Peebles) remains revolutionary.

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