PASSAGES – Françoise Bonnot, ACE

August 17, 2018

Françoise Bonnot, ACE, the acclaimed editor of more than 50 films over six decades, died June 9 at the age of 78 in her hometown of Paris. She won an Academy Award for her work on Costa-Gavras’ 1969 masterpiece ‘Z,’ as well as a BAFTA Award for the same director’s 1982 drama ‘Missing.’ […]

PASSAGES – Frederick O. Stafford

August 17, 2018

Frederick Stafford, one of Hollywood’s best-known ADR editors, died peacefully at his Santa Paula, California home on December 23, 2017. Rita, his loving wife of 32 years, was by his side. […]

PASSAGES – Murray B. Jordan, ACE

August 17, 2018

Murray B. Jordan, ACE, film editor for Richard Brooks and Sam Peckinpah — and later a longtime editor and producer of the television series ‘Cops’ (1989-present) — died on July 1 in Elche, Spain. He was 81. […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

August 17, 2018

Nineteen eighty-six was a particularly good movie year for me. I worked in a video store after school and on weekends, so I saw a lot them — especially horror films; the more outrageous the better. […]

Editors: Do You Know Your Fabula from Your Syuzhet?

August 17, 2018

Post-production professionals are regularly asked why they select specific picture cuts or sound transitions. Those with successful careers know how to discuss, and sometimes defend, their choices in language that producers and directors understand quickly. […]

Fear of a Black Planet

August 17, 2018

Over the decade leading to 1973, with the progress achieved by the civil rights movement, a greater awareness emerged in the African-American community of its own history and culture. Despite this growth of self-worth, pride and initiative giving strength to the idea of Black Power, the systemic practice of inequality and oppression of minorities continued to afflict American society. […]

PASSAGES – Paula Greatbatch Suhy

August 14, 2018

It is with extreme sadness that I report the news that our dear friend and colleague, Paula Greatbatch Suhy, has left us. She passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — four days after her 60th birthday. […]

Alan Meyerson on ‘The Thin Red Line’

July 5, 2018

Meyerson momentarily stopped thinking of scores like songs for one of his most personally significant projects: writer-director Terrence Malick’s World War II drama ‘The Thin Red Line,’ released by 20th Century Fox in December 1998. […]

Robert “Bubba” Nichols on ‘Top Gun’

June 12, 2018

To hear Robert “Bubba” Nichols describe it, working as a recordist sounds a little like serving as a fighter pilot. Okay, okay — pilots operate under life-and-death pressures in the air, while recordists toil under far less challenging conditions on a re-recording stage. […]

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