Friday, December 14, 2007

YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH—The Greencine Interview With Walter Murch

In his Greencine Daily preface to my interview with Walter Murch, Dave Hudson references a couple of books that are essential reading on Murch and links to some fantastic source material on one of the most fascinating personalities I've ever interviewed. Hudson is likewise keeping up with the polarized critical wake on Murch's most recent collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola—Youth Without Youth—a film which Andy Klein has described as a "glorious misfire."

Cross-published on Twitch.


Robert said...

Oh Coppola and his glorious misfires. How sad... and kinda expected.

Anyways I hope you don't mind I've added you to my blog's blogroll. Hope you'll check me out over at

Michael Guillen said...

I don't mind at all, Robert, thank you. As soon as I get a break, I'll hop on over to your site and do some looking around.

Peter Nellhaus said...

I've been sort of following Murch's career since his work with George Lucas. The actual soundtrack of American Graffiti with the music drifting in and out of car radios that come and go is amazing.

Michael Guillen said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Peter. I'll make a point of listening to that next time I watch American Graffiti. I think where I first noticed Murch's incredible sound designs was with Apocalypse Now, that incredible "This Is the End" sequence with the napalm bombing and the sound of the helicopters.