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The Conversations

Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film

The Conversations( )
Author: Ondaatje, Michael
ISBN:978-0-375-70982-1
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

The Conversations is a treasure, essential for any lover or student of film, and a rare, intimate glimpse into the worlds of two accomplished artists who share a great passion for film and storytelling, and whose knowledge and love of the crafts of writing and film shine through. It was on the set of the movie adaptation of his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, that Michael Ondaatje met the master film and sound editor Walter Murch, and...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / Direction & Production
Literary Criticism / Canadian
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.82 x 8.46 x 0.73 Inches
Book Weight:1.075 Pounds
Author Biography
Ondaatje, Michael (Author)
Michael Ondaatje was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on September 12, 1943. He moved to Canada in 1962 and became a Canadian citizen. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a M.A. from Queen's University, Kingston, and taught English at York University. He has written several volumes of poetry, novels, and other works including There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do, The Dainty Monsters, Rat Jelly, Coming through Slaughter, Running in the Family, In the Skin of a Lion, Anil's Ghost, and The Cat's Table. His title, Warlight, made the bestseller list in 2018.

Ondaatje has won numerous awards including the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1971 for The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and the Booker Prize in Fiction for The English Patient, which was adapted into a film in 1996.

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