Please read: Fandor statement 12/7/2018

Walter Murch

Walter Scott Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an American film editor and sound designer. Murch was born in New York City, New York, the son of Katharine (née Scott) and Canadian-born Walter Tandy Murch (1907–1967), a painter. He went to The Collegiate School, a private preparatory school in Manhattan, from 1949 to 1961. He then attended Johns Hopkins University from 1961 to 1965, graduating in Liberal Arts. While at Hopkins, he met future director/screenwriter Matthew Robbins and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, with whom he staged a number of happenings. In 1965, Murch and Robbins enrolled in the graduate program of the University of Southern California film school, successfully encouraging Deschanel to follow them. There all three encountered, and became friends with fellow students such as George Lucas, Hal Barwood, Robert Dalva, Willard Huyck, Don Glut and John Milius; all of them would go on to be successful filmmakers. Murch started editing and mixing sound with Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People (1969).

Editor

Freebase CC-BY
Source: Walter Murch on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Other content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA