Walter Murch Biography (1943-)

Full name, Walter Scott Murch; born July 12, 1943, in New York NY; son of Walter Tandy and Katherine (maiden name, Scott) Murch; married Muriel Ann Slater, August 6, 1965; children: Walter, Beatrice, Carrie, Connie. Addresses: Agent: The Mirisch Agency, 1801 Century Park East, Suite #1801, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Home: 77 Bolinas Rd., Bolinas, CA 94924.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Sound technician, film editor, screenwriter, director
Birth Details
July 12, 1943
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Sound recordist, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (also known as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), 1963
  • Sound editor, The Electronic Labyrinth, 1968
  • Supervising sound editor and re-recording engineer, The Rain People, Warner Bros., 1969
  • (With others) Sound technician, Gimme Shelter, Cinema V, 1970
  • Supervising sound editor and re-recording engineer, THX 1138, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Supervising sound editor, re-recording engineer, and production consultant, The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather), Paramount, 1972
  • Supervising sound editor and re-recording engineer, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973
  • Sound montage and re-recording engineer (with Arthur Rochester) and editor (with Richard Chew), The Conversation, Paramount, 1974
  • Supervising sound editor and re-recording engineer, The Godfather: Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II), Paramount, 1974
  • Sound technician, The Great Gatsby, Paramount, 1974
  • Editor, Julia, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Sound designer, montage, and re-recording mixer (with Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, and Nat Boxer) and editor (with Richard Marks, Gerald B. Greenberg,and Lisa Fruchtman), Apocalypse Now, United Artists, 1979
  • Sound re-recording mixer (with Mark Berger and Dale Strumpell) Dragonslayer, Paramount, 1981
  • Documentary editorial researcher, The Right Stuff, Ladd, 1984
  • Director, Return to Oz (also known as The Adventures of the Devil in the Sky), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Special creative consultant, The Adventures of Mark Twain (animated), Atlantic, 1985
  • Editor, Captain Eo, 1986
  • (With B. J. Sears, Vivien Gilliam, and Steven Rotter) Editor, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Orion, 1988
  • Editor, Call from Space, 1989
  • Supervising sound editor and editor, Ghost, Paramount, 1990
  • Supervising sound editor and editor (with Barry Malkin and Lisa Fruchtman), The Godfather: Part III (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III), Paramount, 1990
  • Supervising sound editor and editor, Romeo Is Bleeding, Gramercy,1993
  • Supervising sound editor and editor, House of Cards, Miramax, 1993
  • Editor, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Supervising sound editor, Crumb, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Supervising sound editor and editor, First Knight, Columbia, 1995
  • Editor, re-recording mixer, and sound technician, The English Patient, Miramax, 1996
  • Editor, As I See It, 1997
  • Editor of director's cut and re-recording engineer, Touch of Evil,(originally 1958), 1998
  • Editor, score producer, and sound re-recording mixer, The Talented Mr.Ripley (also known as The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender SensitiveHaunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), Paramount, 1999
  • Consulting editor, Dumbarton Bridge, 1999
  • Editor and sound re-recording mixer, K-19: The Widowmaker, Paramount, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of God, The Electronic Labyrinth, 1968
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With George Lucas) THX 1138, Warner Bros., 1971
  • (With Gill Dennis) Return to Oz (also known as The Adventures of the Devil in the Sky), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Nonfiction
  • In the Blink of an Eye, Silman-James Press, 1992, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 4: Writers and Productions Artists, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Cinefantastique, July, 1985
    • Cinefex, Number 3, 1980
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1998, p. 24
    • Film Comment, May, 2001, p. 43
    • Film Quarterly, spring, 2000, p. 2
    • Los Angeles Times, August 30, 1981
    • Positif, Number 335, January, 1989
    • San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 1988

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