Passages – David Arnold

February 15, 2019

David Arnold passed away peacefully in his sleep after a six-year battle with a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. He was 59 and is survived by his loving wife Kathy, children Edward and Kaitlyn, mother Roberta, sister and brother-in-law Georgette and Daniel Lavery, sister Laura, and nieces and nephews. […]

Tommy Vicari on ‘Road to Perdition’

February 15, 2019

You might say that Tommy Vicari, CAS, is the beneficiary of good timing. A few years after director Sam Mendes and composer Thomas Newman were the toast of the film world for the Academy Award-winning American Beauty (1999), Vicari was asked to serve as scoring mixer on their follow-up film, Road to Perdition (2002). […]

Passages – Richard Marks, ACE

February 15, 2019

Revered film editor Richard Marks, ACE, whose best known works include Serpico (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979) and You’ve Got Mail (1998), died on December 31. He was 75. […]

The Importance of Enforcement

February 15, 2019

As part of the IATSE union, the Editors Guild is fortunate to have plentiful resources to offer many benefits for our membership. These include training, seminars, mixers and screenings, to name a few. […]

When the Film Industry Joined the Gig Economy

February 15, 2019

Virtually every working editor understands that the job is defined as labor as well as creation, craft and, sometimes, art. The Motion Picture Editors Guild ensures that this labor is recognized with credits, respected within the industry and compensated fairly, and ensures that members are not abused by employers nor left destitute in old age. […]

Elia Kazan’s ‘East of Eden’

February 15, 2019

I grew up at the movies. I lived in a neighborhood where most of the children were younger than I was, and therefore I had few friends my own age. I spent my time reading and going to the movies. These pursuits were my companions. […]

There’s More Than a Riot Going On!

February 15, 2019

Prisons are not visually attractive. That may be why prison movies were not a significant genre during the silent era. But after the introduction of talking pictures and as sound technology was refined, the 1930s saw the studios turn out over 60 movies set in penitentiaries. […]

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