Richard Marks, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ Editor, Dies at 75

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Reprinted from Variety by  on January 4, 2019.

Richard Marks, an Oscar-nominated film editor for Apocalypse Now, best picture winner Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, and As Good as It Gets, died unexpectedly on December 31 in New York City, his widow, film editor Barbara Marks, confirmed to Variety. He was 75.

His other editing credits include The Godfather: Part II, You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia, Serpico, Dick Tracy, Riding in Cars With Boys, Bang the Drum Slowly, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Father of the Bride. Marks was a producer on Jumpin’ Jack Flash, What Planet Are You From?, and Pennies From Heaven.

Marks was born on November 10, 1943, in New York. He married his wife Barbara in 1967. Marks became an assistant editor on Francis Ford Coppola’s Rain People in 1969, then worked with Dede Allen on Alice’s Restaurant and Little Big Man in 1970. He became her co-editor on Serpico. …

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