Letter to European Film Academy
The Academy for the Less Good Idea and the South African Guild of Editors hosted American film editor, director, writer and sound designer, Walter Murch in Conversation with founder of The Centre, William Kentridge. Murch is best known for his work as a film editor and sound designer for modern cinema. An Academy Award-winner, he has worked on films including Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part II, American Graffiti and The English Patient. More recently, he has worked as an editor on Kentridge’s Self Portrait as a Coffee Pot (2022), a nine-part film series chronicling the artist’s studio process. In addition to reflecting on this recent collaboration, Murch spoke about his artistic processes, ways of working with film and narrative, and the role of editing in storytelling.
You can watch the full conversation in two parts: Part one Part two