Kirk Baxter

Filmcraft: Editing


Variety staffers cover the biz in new tomes excerpted here. Peter Bart’s “Infamous Players” explores the history of Mob influence in Hollywood; David Cohen’s “The Ballad of Rango” details the making…

Editors watch for basics


Forget tricks of the trade. For most of this year's Oscar-nominated editors, film -- their own, and those by their colleagues -- is all about authenticity, where total immersion is key in both edit…