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Author: Paul Hirsch Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781094008882

Publisher Description

A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years by Paul Hirsch, a film editor who worked on more than forty features.

Starting with his work on Carrie, Hirsch gives insight into the production process, touching upon casting, directing, cutting, and scoring. It’s a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating memorable and iconic scenes and offers fascinating portraits of filmmakers, stars, and composers.

Part film-school primer, part paean to legendary directors and professionals, the funny yet insightful writing will entertain and inform aficionados and casual moviegoers alike.

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Quotes

  • “It shouldn’t be surprising that a great storyteller can tell great stories. From the man in the (cutting) room where it happened on many of our favorite films comes a glorious piece of work that makes you feel that you were there yourself. How do I feel about this book? Not ‘ipsy-pipsy.’ If you want to decipher that, read it!”

    - J. J. Abrams
  • “Paul’s written a terrific expert’s view of the editing process, which I believe will be an important technical and historical narrative for future filmmakers and film lovers.”

    - Taylor Hackford
  • “Paul Hirsch, a master of his craft, has written an intelligent, perceptive, compelling memoir of his editing life, from the late ’60s through today. From the heights of Star Wars to the depths of Pluto Nash, if you want to know how the sausage is cut, this is the book for you. I should know, I was with him in the beginning and through our misadventure to Mars. Congratulations, Paul, for remembering all the things we forgot.”

    - Brian De Palma
  • “Veteran Hollywood film editor Hirsch’s memoir overflows with fascinating insights and anecdotes…Devoted cinephiles and casual movie fans will thoroughly enjoy Hirsch’s passionate and thoughtful career chronicle.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Readers will learn a lot about the role of a film editor and will feel compelled to rewatch the many hit movies Hirsch edited.”

    - Library Journal
  • “The stories and insights from a veteran editor will appeal to cinephiles and anyone looking to learn more about the craft.”

    - Booklist

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About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned numerous Audie Awards for narration, as well as Audie nominations. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Dashiell Hammett, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.