|The Bourne Identity|
From Oliver Stone
Always fight for what you believe in.
From Terrence Malick
Always search out the beautiful accidents.
From Cameron Crowe
Have a good time.
From working with multiple editors
From working soley as editor
Keep an open mind.
On the relationship between editor and director
Be brutally honest.
On the difference between cutting action and cutting
Find the drama in the action and the action in the
On the skills that make a successful director
You’ve got to be partially a cheerleader and be able
to extract the talents from the people around you, yet maintain
your own vision and what you wanted to say in the first place.
On the skills that make a successful editor.
Different editors have different skills, but find
your individual voice. You’re not a pair of hands. You have to have
some sort of vision of your own. You need to take what the director
does and work with him, but it’s a partnership, so don’t just agree
and nod and do. Because that’s not an editor, that’s a machine.