Kirk Baxter

Marketplace

Filmcraft: Editing

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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

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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…