The Art and Technique of Editing
For my style, for my vision of cinema, editing is not simply one aspect; it is the aspect.
Orson Wells (From Cahiers du Cinéma, n°84, 1958)
As an editor, you decide the meaning the spectator is going to get from the combination of pictures and sounds you give. Film [is not] a film until it is edited and that’s so important you almost don’t see it.
Mathilde Bonnefoy (editor, Run, Lola, Run) [From Edgecodes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2004; directed by A. Shuper)]
I love editing. I think I like it more than any other phase of filmmaking. If I wanted to be frivolous, I might say that everything that precedes editing is merely a way of producing film to edit. Editing is the only unique aspect ...