Author: Michael Ondaatje
by Damian Tarnopolsky
The re-issue of Michael Ondaatje's second novel, In the Skin of a Lion (Vintage, 244 pages, $14.95), will doubtless win less attention than the forthcoming film of his third, The English Patient. This is a pity, for although Read more...
by Gary Draper
Reviewers like to hedge their bets. After all, you might be wrong, in which case it's better to err on the side of being too critical rather than too generous in your estimate, or at least covering your assessments with a caveat or two. Read more...
Fashioning FootagełThe Film Editor's Role
by Keith Garebian
When I picked up this marvelously rich book, I tried to recall what I knew about film editing, and came up with obvious examples of the craft: the way Orson Welles indicated the transition of time at the breakfast table in Citizen Kane by the graying hair and faces of Kane and his wife; the synchronization of William Walsh's soundtrack and the flight of arrows at the Battle of Agincourt in Olivier's Henry V; the swift cut from the flare of a match to the vast, mysterious desert in David Lean's Read more...