Sabine Mamou

I talked with Sabine in her Paris apartment, the morning after a preview of 'Ma Vrai vie Rouen', the delightful film which was the third she edited for Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, who both joined us for lunch. Sabine's career began when she knocked on the door of the cutting room of Abel Gance and that was the first of many wonderful experiences. Sabine's death at the end of last year made me realise how privileged I felt to have met her. I hope this interview will stand as witness...

LAnne Dernire Marienbad Resnais

Juliet Berto - Writer, also actress. Co-wrote 'C line and Julie Go Boating' 1974 directed by Jacques Rivette, and played in several early Godard films. 17. Yann Dedet - Editor, see interview in this book. 18. Jean-Fran ois St venin - Double Messieurs 1986 , most recently directed 'Mischka' 2002 . Acted in many films. Was assistant director for Truffaut and others. 19. Mahabarata - Peter Brook, adapted from the great Indian epic, 1989. Brook is a legend in the theatre - see 'The Empty Space'...

Yann Dedet

Yann Dedet

Yann's first films as editor were with Fran ois Truffaut. He subsequently became the editor for amongst others, Maurice Pialat and later C dric Kahn. He has recently directed his first feature length film, 'The Land of the Singing Dog'. We talked in his Paris apartment and at a nearby caf . I was born in Paris in 1946. My father was a publisher, including for instance the last three books by Antonin Artaud.1 My mother was an 'antiquaire' antique dealer . I was very 'moyen' average at school,...

Montage Mon Beau Souci

Montage My Fine Care, Jean-Luc Godard - Cahiers du Cin ma, December 1956 Les Cahiers du Cin ma, 1996 This is an extract from the article referred to by Agn s Guillemot in our conversation where Godard says 'If direction is a look, montage is a heartbeat'. Considering that when he wrote this piece he had yet to make a full-length film, it is a surprisingly elegant insight. . . . montage is above all an integral part of mise-en-sc ne. Only at peril can one be separated from the other. One might...

Conversation with Nino Baragli

Nino Baragli Roberto Perpignani

This interview was conducted a few years ago by Stefano Masi and was published in the book 'Nel Buio Delia Moviola'. It is printed here with his kind permission and that of Gabriele Lucci, to whom I am most grateful. The translation is by Emiliano Battista. At the time of this interview Nino Baragli was the President of the Italian Association of Film Editors AMC . He has, in the course of his career, cut thousands of miles of films he is one of the undisputed old masters of this craft. His...

Agns Guillemot

Agn Guillemot Montage

The only editor to work with both Godard and Truffaut, Agn s Guillemot's career spans from the beginning of La Nouvelle vague in the 1960s to the sexual radicalism of Catherine Breillat at the turn of the century. I talked to Agn s in her home in Paris, where she was then living with her husband Claude, a film-maker in his own right. My friend, Sarah Hickson, joined me to lubricate the conversation for which I am immensely grateful. I started, as usual, by asking Agn s about her background. Agn...