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Walter Murch

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Walter Scott Murch (born 12 July 1943 in New York City) directed the 1985 film Return to Oz.

Murch has enjoyed a long and successful career as both a sound editor and film editor, for projects like The Talented Mister Ripley (1999) and Cold Mountain (2003). As a sound engineer, He was nominated for an Academy Award for The Conversation (1974) and won the Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979). He was responsible for sound editing on the 1998 restoration of Orson Welles's Touch of Evil (1958). Uniquely, he won Oscars for both sound and film editing for The English Patient (1996).

Among his miscellaneous Hollywood credits, he co-wrote the screenplay to George Lucas's early THX 1138 (1971).

Return to Oz is Murch's only directing credit to date. He co-wrote the screenplay for that film with Gill Dennis.

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