"The longer that you're around, you've got to just anticipate what do you want the audience to see, what should they feel... Sometimes it takes a while to learn when not to cut. That sounds like old school but I think it's always true."
About This Interview
In his two-hour Archive interview, Stanley Frazen (1919-2011) recalls his World War duty, then his job with Warner Brothers Studios in the mail room, then in publicity. Frazen then talks extensively about the various positions he held at Warner Brothers and the stars who he came in contact with there. He progresses to his first editing experiences as a music cutter, then as a freelance editor. He then discusses working for George Burns, Bob Cummings and editor Dann Cahn and briefly discusses the craft of editing. He ends the interview by talking about work on The Beverly Hillbillies, My Favorite Martian, Get Smart, Kojak and The Fall Guy and about his professional and personal relationship with producer/director Garry Marshall. Karen Herman conducted the interview in a joint venture with American Cinema Editors (ACE) at Universal Studios in Universal City, CA on July 17, 2001.