Style, Portraiture and the Editor as Writer: In Conversation With Lasse Järvi Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
November 5, 2020

Some months back I watched HBO’s monumental documentary series, The Defiant Ones, and was absolutely blown away. It’s one of the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen. It’s the story of two legends, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine, and has got pretty much every major musician of the last 30 years in it. 

It’s highly intelligent in its structure, amazingly scored and the visual style is nothing short of stunning. On today’s show we’re lucky enough to have the first in a two-part conversation with one of the editors, Lasse Järvi. Lasse and I talked for hours about some fascinating subjects and it was so interesting getting his perspective on the art of documentary editing. I learned a ton and I know you will too.

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