A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 28, 2018
“People often ask me why I wanted to be a film editor. Well, to cut a long story short”

"To cut a long story short” is a common conversational expression. “When I was asked at the job interview ‘Why do you want to be a Film Editor?’ I replied ‘Well, to cut a long story short...’” was posted on Twitter by Tony Cowards on March 8, 2010.

“People often ask me why I wanted to be a film editor, well to cut a long story short” was posted on Twitter by Tony Cowards on June 6, 2010.


Twitter
Tony Cowards
@TonyCowards
When I was asked at the job interview “Why do you want to be a Film Editor?” I replied “Well, to cut a long story short...”
4:10 AM - 8 Mar 2010

Twitter
Tony Cowards
@TonyCowards
People often ask me why I wanted to be a film editor, well to cut a long story short.
8:06 PM - 6 Jun 2010

2 July 2010, The Herald (Glasgow, UK), “Burying bad news” by Ken Smith, pg. 17:
BUT we did admire the linguistic dexterity of a BBC employee in the same bar who was explaining to a chap who asked what she did that she was a film editor. When he asked what that involved, she told him: “Well, to cut a long story short ...”

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
People often ask me why I wanted to be a film editor. Well, to cut a long story short.

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
I’ve decided to become a Film Editor, to cut a long story short.
4:09 PM - 24 Jan 2013

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
I’ve decided to become a film editor, to cut a long story short.
5:43 PM - 26 Dec 2015

Facebook
Dad Joke of the Day
March 11, 2018 at 6:07pm ·
People often ask me why I wanted to be a Film Editor.
Well - to cut a long story short.

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
People often ask me why I want to be a Film Editor…
Well - to cut a long story short....
3:37 PM - 12 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 • Permalink