The Inception of Movie Editing: DW Griffith

Christopher Nolan’s Inception is a complex web of dreams within dreams all taking place and affecting each other simultaneously, a sophisticated storytelling technique he largely achieved through parallel editing. In this video essay, Kevin B. Lee traces the inception of parallel editing, used by D.W. Griffith as early as the turn of the 20th century.

Kevin B. Lee

Videos: 22


Editing History


Christopher Nolan


Inception