Kenneth Lonergan on editing

“Watching the first few cuts of [You Can Count on Me], it was very long and felt very slow and sluggish, even though on paper it looked fine. What I realized had happened was that every scene had a beginning, a middle and an end, so the movie was continually stopping and starting and stopping. So, what the editor and I ended up doing was making, instead of six scenes each with a nice little arc to them, one sequence with one arc composed of six scenes, so it flows, so you’re not taking a breath and relaxing and starting over again.”

— Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan (Writer/Director) You Can Count on Me, Analyze This, Gangs of New York

Kenneth Lonergan Indie Wire Interview

2 years ago