Tom Cross (‘First Man’ editor) on giving Neil Armstrong biopic a ‘cinema verite’ feel [Exclusive Video Interview]

Tom Cross (‘First Man’ editor) on giving Neil Armstrong biopic a ‘cinema verite’ feel [Exclusive Video Interview]
“There’s always some new ground covered” when film editor Tom Cross works with director Damien Chazelle. “He likes to try new things,” Cross explains. So he knew that “First Man,” a biopic chronicling the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and his historic moon landing, would be different from their previous collaborations. Watch our exclusive video interview with Cross above.

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In the case of “Whiplash” (2014), for which Cross won an Oscar, Chazelle “wanted to tell the story through the editing: he wanted the cuts to be fast, he wanted the audience to feel the cuts, he wanted to have cuts at right angles.” Cross received another Oscar nom for Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” (2016), whose editing approach needed to be “slow and more languid, more romantic.”

With “First Man,” Chazelle “really wanted it to feel very visceral. He wanted it to be immersive,
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