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To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of its release here’s our latest video, an interview with legendary film editor Arthur Schmidt, ACE.
Editing some of the most successful and critically acclaimed films of all time, Artie has won the Best Editing OSCAR twice for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump,” the Television Academy’s Emmy Award, has been nominated several times by the British Film Academy, (BAFTA) and in 2009 received the American Cinema Editors, (ACE) Career Achievement Award. 

In addition to working with visionary directors Mike Nichols, Michael Mann, Barry Sonnenfeld, Michael Apted and others, Artie is also the editor of “BTTF” parts 2 & 3, in addition to seven other films for director Robert Zemeckis. Check out his IMDB page, his credits will blow your mind!

Filled with insights from one the most respected people in the craft, you’ll love hearing from this celebrated editor about his work. 

Artie with the Academy Award for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” – 1989

Table of Contents

0:00 – Intro
1:52 – How did you come to edit Back to the Future?
5:18 – What what did you think about the script?
5:58 – How did you approach the editing process?
7:50 – Tell us about working with your co-editor?
– How did replacing the lead actor affect the editing process?
11:59 – Were there any big scenes deleted from the film?
12:19 – Was the 1st cut pretty close to final running time?
13:15 – Did you preview the film?
15:17 – Did the film change much from 1st to 2nd preview?
15:52 – Working on a great film is an inspiration.
18:05 – Did you have any idea the film would have such cultural impact?
21:45 – BTTF’s lasting impact on new filmmakers.

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