In the final installment of our limited series, Thank You For Not Cutting, we take a deep dive into the pleasures of minimal editing. Looking through the prism of four distinct categories (danger, humor, time, and intimacy), this essay explores why too many cuts can be a detriment to a film. There are lessons to be found in everything from Hitchcock’s Notorious to the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, that communicate why films succeed when staging uninterrupted action.
The Pleasures of Minimal Editing
How uninterrupted shots make movies better.
By: Philip Brubaker
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