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Sergei M. Eisenstein
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director...
 
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George Tomasini
Editor, Psycho
George Tomasini has been something of an unsung hero in the editing business. He was for several years under contract to Paramount, before joining Alfred Hitchcock to collaborate on nine projects, beginning with Rear Window. This partnership was to span a ten-year period, ending in Tomasini's premature death from a massive heart attack at the age of 55...
 
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Hal C. Kern
Editorial Department, Gone with the Wind
 
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Robert Wise
Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an odd job at RKO Radio Pictures...
“ Citizen Kane- when Editor ” - quietgiant2
 
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Grigori Aleksandrov
Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga, Tsirk, and October (Ten Days that Shook the World), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin by director Sergei M. Eisenstein. He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on January 23, 1903 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. His father, Vasili Mormonenko...
 
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Ralph E. Winters
Editor, Ben-Hur
Ralph Winters and his wife Teddy have five grandchildren. He is a two-time Academy Award-winning editor, an incredibly intelligent, kind, unique and loving man who began using a computer when in his 90s and lived to see the publication of his memoirs, "Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years a Film Editor"...
 
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Buster Keaton
When, at six months, he tumbled down a flight of stairs unharmed, he was given the name "Buster" by Harry Houdini who, along with W.C. Fields, Bill Robinson ("Bojangles"), Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson shared headlines with "The Three Keatons": Buster, his father Joe Keaton and mother Myra Keaton...
 
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Richard Francis-Bruce
After leaving school, Richard joined the ABC in Sydney with hopes of emulating his father, Jack Bruce, who worked as a cinematographer in Hollywood for Cecil B. De Mille and the Famous Lansky Players. However, the only opening at the time was in editing. He fell in love with the craft and spent 15 years with the ABC working on various current affairs and other programs before getting into drama...
 
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Viola Lawrence
Regarded as Hollywood's first lady film cutter, Viola Lawrence began her career holding title cards for the Brooklyn-based film company Vitagraph. In 1911, she earned a meager $5 as a messenger. But she persisted in the business and worked her way up to edit her first film in 1912. Five years later...
 
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Dorothy Spencer
Editor, Stagecoach
Four-time Oscar nominee Dorothy Spencer was one of the versatile stalwarts of the Hollywood studio system. She began her career as a cutter with Fox and subsequently enjoyed a close collaboration with the independent producer Walter Wanger at Paramount (1936) and United Artists (1937-41). Her longest career spell was at 20th Century Fox...
 
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William Hornbeck
American motion picture editor, who, in 1977, was voted by 100 of his peers as the best his profession had ever produced. Hornbeck began his distinguished career in the industry, aged fourteen, as a film winder with the New York Motion Picture Company on 42nd Street and Broadway. In 1916, he joined...
 
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Kurt Engfehr
Kurt Engfehr grew up next to a steel mill in a working class suburb of Detroit. He decided against a career in the plants when a friend had his finger ripped off by a band saw. Kurt saw the future, and it was TV. After living and failing all over the country, he settled in New York City where he worked at HBO...
 
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Glenn Morgan
Editorial Department, Project Runway
 
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Christian Nyby
Christian Nyby, the television and movie director who achieved acclaim as a film editor before moving into the director's chair, was born on September 1, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. He made his reputation as a cutter during the 1940s, when he worked with the great helmer Howard Hawks, winning...
 
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Paul Falkenberg
Editor, M
 
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W. Donn Hayes
Before retiring from the industry in 1968, W. Donn Hayes edited motion pictures and television shows for more than 50 years. He started as an assistant editor at Universal Studios in 1916. His first job as a film editor came eight years later when he joined Columbia Pictures and made action films with William Fairbanks...
 
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William Reynolds
New York-born William Reynolds was a self-effacing editor with a distinguished sixty-year career in the motion picture industry, noted for his unobtrusive, seamless work on movies of every genre, from romantic melodramas to gangster films. A graduate of Princeton University, he started in the business...
 
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Dede Allen
Dede Allen started her career as a messenger at Columbia Pictures. She graduated to being a sound cutter and assistant editor. Her first job as a film editor was for director Robert Wise, and since then, she has achieved a reputation as one of the most stylish and creative editors in the American film industry.
 
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Nigel Galt
Sound Department, Full Metal Jacket
 
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Daniel Mandell
Thrice Oscar-winning editor Daniel Mandell started out in show business as one of "The Flying Mandells" with Ringling Brothers Circus. He then turned his acrobatic skills to performing on the vaudeville circuit. Following service with the Marines in World War I and subsequently taking part in the post-Armistice occupation...
 
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Barbara McLean
Ms. McLean was a pioneering female film editor for 20th Century Fox. She began her Hollywood career in the 1930s and earned her first film credit for editing The Affairs of Cellini. She joined Fox in 1935 as one of only eight female film editors working in Hollywood in the 1930s. She became Fox' editing division chief in 1949 and retired from the studio in 1969.
 
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Walter Murch
Sound Department, Apocalypse Now
Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient...
 
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