I am fascinated by the relationship between the Producer, Director and Editor on the making of a motion picture. While I have a basic understanding of the various roles, I have always thought that the Director had the most say in what is actual shot, but that the Editor was most responsible for the final product.
I realize that’s too simplistic, and there is probably a constant collaboration between Producers, Directors and Editors to produce the final product. But who does the Editor technically work for? I assume they are hired by the Producer, but how much control does the Editor have on the final product?
Can the Director override a decision by the Editor on how the film will look? Can the Editor push back on the Director if he/she disagrees, or perhaps go to the Producer to force changes the Editor things should be made, or is the Editor typically subject to the whims of the Director/Producer.
Can someone explain to me how these relationships usually play out in the making of a motion picture?