"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
Stanley Frazen (1919-2011) was interviewed for two hours at Universal Studios in Universal City, CA. Mr. Frazen begins the interview talking about his World War duty, then his job with Warner Brothers Studios in the mail room, then in publicity. Frazen then talked extensively about the various positions he held at Warner Brothers and the stars who he came in contact with there. Then he progressed to his first editing experiences as a music cutter, then as a freelance editor. He then discussed working for George Burns, Bob Cummings and editor Dann Cahn and briefly discussed the craft of editing. He then ended 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. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman in a joint venture with American Cinema Editors (ACE) on July 17, 2001.