Oscar-nominated editors clear up the biggest misconception about their category

by Peter D. Marshall

by Mandi Bierly.

Ask a film editor what the biggest misconception is about his or her role, and the answer is the same: “It sounds funny, but a lot of people tend to think it’s a purely technical job where you literally go in and cut slates off, and the director says, ‘Do that, do that, do that,’” says William Goldenberg, Oscar-nominated this year for both Argo and Zero Dark Thirty and previously for The Insider and Seabiscuit.

What will surprise those moviegoers then is just how many decisions the editor actually makes — and when. Let’s start with an overview:

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