A list of my favorite film editors, compiled at age 24.
“ Apocalypse Now, THX 1138, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Godfather 1, 2, and 3 ” - Scopophilia
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.
“ Bonnie and Clyde, Dog Day Afternoon, The Breakfast Club, Serpico ” - Scopophilia
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...
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...
“ Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly ” - Scopophilia
Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert Ross...