Afterimage: Walter Murch in Conversation

November 6–20, 2021

Walter Murch, whose accomplishments have earned him respect and praise as “the film editor’s editor” and “a sound and image guru,” is our guest for Afterimage, sharing his wisdom on editing and sound design in three in-depth conversations.

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  • The Conversation

  • Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

  • Coup 53

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • The Conversation

    Francis Ford Coppola
    United States, 1974

    BAMPFA Collection
    35mm IBTech Print

    • Saturday, November 6 7 PM
    Walter Murch and Fyodor Urnov in Conversation

    Gene Hackman plays a crack wiretapper in over his head in Francis Ford Coppola’s Cannes Grand Prize–winning formalist exercise in paranoia, set in 1970s San Francisco, where—much like today—privacy is elusive and technology can work both for and against you. 

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  • Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

    Francis Ford Coppola
    United States, 2019
    • Saturday, November 13 6 PM
    Walter Murch and Pat Jackson in Conversation

    This version of Apocalypse Now, prepared for the fortieth anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War saga, “is, in terms of storytelling and scope, a completely different trip up the river, through your acid-fried skull, and into the heart of darkness” (Rolling Stone).

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  • Coup 53

    Taghi Amirani
    United Kingdom, 2019
    • Saturday, November 20 7 PM
    Walter Murch and Mark Danner in Conversation

    This fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup d’état in Iran that displaced democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and installed the despotic Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as shah is “passionate and fearless” (Hollywood Reporter).

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