Links to Movie and TV Clips

Examples of editing techniques from the movies and TV

During the course of the book I refer to editing examples from the movies and TV, and examine techniques used by the great movie makers such as Hitchcock, Lean, Kubrick, Wells, Visconti, Lumet, Powell, Pressburger, Coppola, Stone and Scorsese.

Films included are North by Northwest, Citizen Kane, The English Patient, Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now, A Clockwork Orange, Dead of Night, The Cruel Sea, 2001, and The Godfather.  I also look at classic TV like Pennies from Heaven, The Prisoner, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and even Thunderbirds!

I am bound to have missed out your favourite film, but I hope the next time you watch it, you’ll do so with more informed eyes after reading the book.


A list of web links to movie and TV clips

Whilst I would encourage you to watch the full versions of the examples below, I include the following links to movie and TV clips to act as a quick look-up table, that will bring to life the examples of the editing techniques to which I am referring.

Please let me know if any of the links become broken.

Chapter

Page

Film/TV Programme

Web Link

2. Shots our Building Blocks 29 The Frost Report (BBC TV) (1966) – ‘Lord privy seal’ sketch www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVlfvdH7qwY
3. Joining Shots Together 38 Twelve Angry Men (1957) www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzjpJ1J-oQo
3. Joining Shots Together 51 The Green Man (1956) – String trio scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzgfIHALXaU
5. Creating Sequences 64 Death in Venice (1971) – Trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4N8B1ggYc4
5. Creating Sequences 76 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk3EqN2iM3g
5. Creating Sequences 78 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (BBC TV) (1979) – Episode 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLdp4kiuT-U
7. Joining Scenes Together 93 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – ‘Funny sense of fun’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE0DBpw09SU
7. Joining Scenes Together 95 Apocalypse Now (1979) – Opening sequence www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrvSJwwJUE
7. Joining Scenes Together 104 Strangers on a Train (1951) – Opening sequence www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bjA-4no1ZY
7. Joining Scenes Together 104 The Godfather (1972) – Baptism scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfbYp9oaIT8-
8. Different Programme Styles 107 School for Scoundrels (1960) – Tennis match scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkfT7p6kBE0
8. Different Programme Styles 108 As Time Goes By (1992-2005) www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOeFzJHqcBk
9. Sound Matters 127 I’m All Right Jack (1959) – ‘Num Yum’ scene (8’20” in) www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0NSUjnmfUc
10. Music Music Music 138 A Street Car Named Desire (1951) – ‘Hey Stella’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1A0p0F_iH8
11. Scenes of Style 149 Citizen Kane (1941) – Opening sequence www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0b_XeRkG4
11. Scenes of Style 149 JFK (1991) – Film trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=w16bYZ-4nmE
11. Scenes of Style 152 Dead of Night (1945) – Introduction to the film www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mOIy5U8eaE
11. Scenes of Style 153 Spellbound (1945) – Dream scene www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=dzxlbgPkxHE
11. Scenes of Style 153 Inception (2010) – Film trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=66TuSJo4dZM
11. Scenes of Style 153 8 ½ (1963) – Opening scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEqBdde5H0&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688
11. Scenes of Style 155 North by Northwest (1959) – Crop sprayer attack www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&v=mEpT9QC3CNU&x-yt-cl=84411374&feature=player_embedded
11. Scenes of Style 156 The Matrix (1999) – Lobby shootout www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQaBYT4MxWU
11. Scenes of Style 156 The Cruel Sea (1953) – U-Boat attack www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQAflZrXpU
11. Scenes of Style 159 Babel (2006) – Chieko nightclub scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV3WtUz2-GM
11. Scenes of Style 160 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – Film trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_wbootYMio
11. Scenes of Style 160 Notting Hill (1999) – ‘Ain’t no Sunshine’ montage www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXVf2hAWRQM
11. Scenes of Style 161 The Prisoner (1967) – Opening titles www.youtube.com/watch?v=tra3Zi5ZWa0
11. Scenes of Style 161 The Proms (BBC TV) (2014) – Highlights of the 2014 season www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026khr4
11. Scenes of Style 162 I Just Wanna Dance (2004) – Musicals compilation www.youtube.com/watch?v=djtnduVLuYk
12. Video Manipulation 170 House of Cards (2013) – Opening Titles www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqchaXXunGA
12. Video Manipulation 170 Its Marty (BBC TV) (1968-9) – ‘Everybody back on the coach’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7CpkzJU9kA&list=PL7601010B18042EF0&index=2
12. Video Manipulation 187 South Pacific (1968) – ‘Bali Hai’ sequence www.youtube.com/watch?v=81NROmUb7o0
12. Video Manipulation 187 Pennies from Heaven (BBC TV) (1978) – ‘Without that certain thing’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSo2nyGpoZk
12. Video Manipulation 187 Pennies from Heaven (BBC TV) (1978) – ‘You rascal you’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az43I5MTJoQ
12. Video Manipulation 188 The Singing Detective (BBC TV) (1986) – ‘Dry bones’ scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDOe7Npinl4

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