5. "Scott Pilgrim Vs the World" - Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss
Obviously this is the most fun entry on the list - sure, it's unapologetically flashy but the great comic-book editing enhances and adds its o
wn injection of humor. Without the brash work of Amos and Machliss, "Pilgrim" would not have been half the fun that it was.
4. "127 Hours" - Jon Harris
Claustrophobic, fast-paced and exhilirating, Jon Harris's editing matches and even exceeds Danny Boyle's vision. And yet, we never lose a minute of the emotion, and Aron Ralston is always and rightfully the focus.
3. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" - Tom Fulford and Chris King
Any self respecting documentary should have good editing, and "Gift Shop"'s editing certainly exceeds that requirement. The seamless and masterful integration of Guetta's indie footage, interviews and narration gives the doc its perfect and unhaltingly fast pace.
2. "Black Swan" - Andrew Weisblum
A flashy display of editing, "Black Swan" swirls along with frightening intensity augmented by the tight and slick cuts. Not to mention the in-your-face shock scares that'll make you jump out of your seat.
1. "The Social Network" - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
The impeccable pace of "Network" can be attributed greatly to its masterful editing. The timeline hopping and quick-fire conversations are riveting and undeniably brilliant.
Honorable Mentions: Coen Bros. films are always greatly edited so it's no surprise that True Grit is so well cut; Inception mixes its dream layers with masterful skill and precision; It may not seem like much but The King's Speech is as absorbing as it is thanks much to its editing; every shot in Mother is unbearably precise and tense.
What were your favorite editing achievements of the year? As always, thoughts are more than welcome down below! :)