The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film
by Michael Ondaatje, a review from Boldtype by Scott Esposito.
"These conversations offer much more than just behind-the-scenes details. In a discussion of the nuts and bolts of his craft, Murch explains how he transforms over 100 hours of footage into a comprehensible two-hour film. He details why he considers Beethoven and Flaubert to be the true forefathers of cinema, as well as how Edison's early experiments with film dictated the future of the medium. Packing a wealth of information into a series of compulsively readable dialogues, The Conversations requires repeat visits." Read the entire Boldtype review.