Honor Thy Editor

September 1, 2012

As part of their ongoing effort to gain recognition and acknowledgement for picture editors, the Motion Picture Editors Guild and the American Cinema Editors (ACE) launched a Petition for the Recognition of Editors in late June. […]

Keeping the Story Moving: I. James Wilkinson (1897-1967)

May 12, 2012

Picture editor Irving James Wilkinson has unfortunately become the most obscure of the three original founders of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors (SMPFE). Many sources, including the Guild’s own historical records (which were cited in the story on the beginnings of the SMPFE in the JAN-FEB 12 issue of this publication) had him confused with a similarly named contemporary, the sound editor James R. Wilkinson. […]

‘Film Comment’s’ Top 75 Picture Editors

May 1, 2012

Thirty-five years ago, our colleagues at the prestigious film journal Film Comment in New York published a special 24-page section celebrating film editors — “Prime Cut” — which appeared in its March-April 1977 issue. […]

75 Best Edited Films: By the Numbers

May 1, 2012

The 75 Best Edited Films’ years of release range from the 1920s to the 2010s — with 3 titles each in both of those decades. Most of the films cited are from the 1970s (17), followed by the ‘90s (16), the ‘60s (13), the ‘50s (8), the ‘00s (7), the ‘80s (5) and the ‘40s (3). Curiously, there were no films chosen from the 1930s. […]

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