IN CONVERSATION | WALTER MURCH & WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
On Saturday 4 February 2023, SO | The Academy for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg will host American film editor, director, writer and sound designer, Walter Murch In Conversation with 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, Kentridge and Murch will be in conversation about their respective artistic processes, ways of working with film and narrative, and the role of editing in storytelling.
DATE | Saturday 4 February 2023
TIME | 16h00
VENUE | William Kentridge Studio, Arts on Main, 264 Fox Street, Maboneng
DURATION | 60-90 MIN
COST | R150
BOOKINGS | www.lessgoodidea.com
Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola`s film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979), and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient (1996). Most recently he helped reconstruct Touch of Evil (1958) to Orson Welles` original notes, and edited The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Murch was, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, a founding member of northern California cinema. He has directed – Return to Oz (1985) – and longs to do so again, but as an editor and sound man he is one of the few universally acknowledged masters in his field. For his work on Apocalypse Now, Murch coined the term "sound designer", and along with colleagues such as Ben Burtt, helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level. ...