How 'Nope' Editor Nicholas Monsour Creates Perspective and Meaning

'Nope'Credit: Universal Pictures
Nope editor Nicholas Monsour sheds light on cutting scenes with Jordan Peele and finding the balance between ambiguity and intention…       

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Communicating with Jordan Peele without breaking the bubble of what he’s creating 
  • Approaching a script both intuitively and analytically as an editor 
  • Creating intentional perspectives and a specific language for the film 
  • Why reaching an elevated level means not forcing footage to be something it isn’t 
  • Learning what to keep vs. what to toss and understanding the rhythm of a film
  • The intentionality behind Peele’s films and drawing attention to Black cinema
  • Recognizing how much blockbusters have changed over the past 20 years 

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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