Michael Kahn, ACE Discusses the Effectiveness of Not Cutting, as Seen in “Lincoln.”

Manhattan Edit Workshop presents: Sight, Sound & Story – Michael Kahn, ACE on “Lincoln.”
From Sight, Sound & Story – June 14th, 2014

Michael Kahn, ACE is an American film editor. His credits range from TV’s Hogan’s Heroes to feature films directed by George C. Scott (“The Savage is Loose”) and Steven Spielberg, with whom he has had an extended, notable collaboration over more than thirty years.

“Lincoln” is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincolnand Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.[5] The screenplay by Tony Kushner was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on the President’s efforts in January 1865 to have theThirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.

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ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

About the moderator: Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled “Cut to the Chase” and “The Invisible Cut.” O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room,” and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to: http://www.bobbieosteen.com/.

Featuring a clip from “Lincoln” TM & © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures & 20th Century Fox (2012)

Michael Kahn. n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kahn_%28film_editor%29

“Lincoln”. n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(2012_film)

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