A good book like a well-edited film just flows along and carries you in its merrily rolling stream. Such is the case with Twilight for the Gods written by Jack Tucker, ACE. He has created the most up-to-date, thorough, readable history on editing that I’ve encountered. He packs its 116 pages with facts and concepts and works in anecdotes and true tales from the editing room that, like any good cut, push the story along and make it zing.
This book that deserves a wide audience of filmmakers, students, and film historians and history buffs. I hope the publisher will price it more reasonably so Jack’s achievement – born of many years of blood sweat, and tears in the cutting rooms and as a film editing lecturer – can reach the readership it should have.