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The Dam Busters (Anderson-1955). Film cited in 1999 as one of the hundred best British films. Kevin Brownlow considers it to be the epitome of Best's work, "The Dam Busters was exceptionally well cut. ... Robert Wise's The Haunting (1963) is supposed to be the first film to use direct cuts between sequences, and to dispense with fades and dissolves, but The Dam Busters experimented with this a decade earlier. ... the climax, a tremendous juggling job, was largely invented by him. Despite some unconvincing special effects, the bombing runs were impeccably timed and one still watches the sequence with astonishment."
^Best, Richard (1998). Legard, John (ed.). "Five Happy Years At BTF". BTF Recollections. My first editing experience was in the Army Film Unit (Desert Victory, Burma Victory, etc.) and my last was BTF - so Documentary is the frame of my career and what better end could one have. CHEERS to all my BTF friends!!
Best, Richard (15 July 1987). "Dickie Best"(PDF) (Interview). Interviewed by Arthur Graham. London, United Kingdom: The British Entertainment History Project. Interview transcript (scan of 17 typewritten pages). The original recording of the interview has been digitised and is publicly accessible at "Richard (Dickie) Best". British Entertainment History Project. Retrieved 2019.