Top 10 / Best Of / Of All Time Lists are always going to get it wrong by including or omitting what clearly should or shouldn’t be on that list.
Those lists say look how smart I am for putting forward my opinion. That’s all they are, opinion puff pieces. CineFix The Top 10 Most Effective Editing Moments of All Time is deeply flawed. Nothing from The Shinning? Nothing from Children of Men? Nothing from Jaws? Nothing from The Matrix? I could go on…
The Top 10 Most Effective Editing Moments of All Time is straight out of a film school play book.
It would be simple to aggregate 20 movie cuts that would easily make this list, and then some.
Why did I add Children of Men in my miffed list? Sometimes it’s what you leave out that makes the grade.
A single shot is still a cut!