Editing Factoid: “Gandhi” by Richard Attenborough

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Editing is hard work, so we’re taking cues on the topic from the NGO world and beyond.

The movie “Gandhi” opens with a breathtaking funeral scene that was the culmination of six weeks of preparation and 11 crews shooting over 20,000 feet of film. That’s almost enough film to reach the top of Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America.

Final edit: 125 seconds

Watch the scene with commentary from Gandhi director Richard Attenborough and others involved in the production:


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