“Montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots” Sergei Eisenstein

“Your job is partly to anticipate, partly to control the thought processes of the audience. To give them what they want and/or what they need just before they have to ‘ask’ for it — to be surprising yet self-evident at the same time. If you are too far behind or ahead of them, you cause problems, but if you are right with them, leading them ever so slightly, the flow of events feels natural and exciting at the same time.” Walter Murch

“Intellect and taste count, but I cut with my feelings.'” Dede Allen