Editing is more than "Cutting out the bad bits"

"The Conversation" is often lauded as one of the most brilliantly edited films, ever.
Walter Murch, the big, bad grandaddy of cinematic editorial, helped build a paranoia-soaked, sonically driven narrative that ended up being much, much more than the sum of it's parts. This examination from The Dissolve delves into how Murch influenced the telling of 1974 masterclass in tone and pacing.

Walter Murch & the editor as the author