Take My Breath Away
For the lengthy speeches, especially Fassbender’s hyper-rhetorical mode as Jobs, Boyle edited out the actors pausing for breath. “We shot with these long, long takes, which allowed actors to get into this propulsive rhythm. Editing, you can see them refreshing the tank, you start to identify it.” So he removed them; these tiny refractions of time. “We literally jumped reality. It gives a kind of breathless quality to it, where you are listening, almost not breathing yourself.” He still has the audio file containing all the stolen breaths.