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THE NOT-SO-LITTLE BOX IN THE LOWER LEFT-HAND CORNER : Letter From the Editor

April 18, 1993

In your worthy tribute to Philippe Rousselot, the Academy Award winner for "A River Runs Through It," you suggested that the film be watched silently so that each cut, each camera move, in essence, each visual moment could truly be appreciated ("Watching Movies in a New Way," Editorial, April 1).

For clarity's sake, it must be pointed out that each of those moments where you say "cut" is chosen by the film editor along with the director. I suggest that along with being aware of each cut or point of view, you try to sense the rhythm of those cuts, both musically and emotionally. Also, try to realize that those cuts you miss are because the editing flows so naturally.

While the editors, Lynzee Klingman and Robert Estrin, were not nominated this year for an Academy Award, their contribution to this lovely film should not be overlooked.

DONN CAMBERN

Hollywood

Cambern is president of Local 776, Motion Picture & Videotape Editors Guild, of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes. He has edited more than 30 films, including "Easy Rider," "The Last Picture Show," "Romancing the Stone" and "The Bodyguard."

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