Dede Allen (1923–2010)

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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. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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The Hustler Editor
Wonder Boys Editor


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 2007 A West Texas Children's Story (co-editor)
 2004 The Final Cut
 2002 John Q
 2000 Anoya Youkhanna (TV Series)
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1990 Henry & June
 1989 Let It Ride
 1986 Off Beat
 1984 Mike's Murder
 1984 Harry & Son
 1981 Reds
 1978 The Wiz
 1977 Slap Shot
 1975 Night Moves
 1973 Serpico
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (film editor)
 1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Hustler (film editor)
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She was the first American film editor to use the European techniques of beginning a sequence with a close-up or jump cut, and overlapping sound between shots. She was one of the first editors to give sound as much importance as images. See more »

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