Film Revues

Oscar Top Fives: Best Film Editing

#2. 72nd Academy Awards - Zach Staenberg
for The Matrix (1999) - dir. Andy & Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a once-rare but increasingly common type of movie, in which not the actors but the editing is the true star… namely the bullet-time/Flow-Mo technique that was pioneered in The Matrix, and the extensive mise-en-scne and it very singular aesthetic, which so impressed audiences that it sold almost as many trench-coats and black leather suits as Indiana Jones sold fedoras and whips.” ~ NIkhil Punnoose