Have to agree. It's a nice interview, but I was disappointed due to the title and false expectations.
I thought Walter Murch edited Apocalypse now?
My own two cents, besides piss off Trevor you muppet, is that in my experience women have a better sensibility for emotional rhythms and beats than men. With coincidentally cutting for the emotion being Walter Murch's belief as the most important editing skill - I've wondered more than a few times about what some of the greatest film careers like Tarantino and Hitchcock would have been without that sensibility beside them in the edit.
Why are their only 18% editing? I'm not sure. We know gender inequality is entrenched (though on the back foot) in the world at large, but I do always wonder about to what degree peoples own preferences and choices impact upon some of these statistics as opposed to a specific or measurable culture of bias.
Pfft. Schindler's List was an adaption of a novel by one of the worlds most lauded writers Thomas Keneally - who assuredly understands the human condition - and was approached to write the book by a holocaust survivor. Nor is populist is a dirty word.
The converse of Mr McKee's point, is that some people also tend to have too much to say. ;)
I'm a fan of Spielberg, but for the record, the last thing he was considered to be in his early career was as an actors director.
Love everything about this post. One of my NFS favs for sure. Perfect.
Some great comments too.
That was terrific thank you.