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Norman Savage (1930–1973) was an English film editor. He is credited as the principal editor on seven feature films, and as the sound editor on another four. He worked with the director David Lean on four films that spanned Savage's entire career. Lean has been noted as possibly "the best British film director ever", and was himself a masterful editor. [1] Savage started his career as an assistant editor on Lean's Hobson's Choice (1954). Savage was Anne V. Coates' first assistant editor for Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962). [2] He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Lean's 1965 film Doctor Zhivago , and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Lean's 1970 film Ryan's Daughter . [2] Savage died of leukemia while editing the film Lady Caroline Lamb (1972). That film is the only one directed by Robert Bolt, a playwright and screenwriter who had worked on several films directed by Lean. [3]

David Lean British film director

Sir David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). He also directed adaptations of Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

<i>Hobsons Choice</i> (1954 film) 1954 film by David Lean

Hobson's Choice is a 1954 British romantic comedy film directed by David Lean. It is based on the play of the same name by Harold Brighouse. It stars Charles Laughton in the role of Victorian bootmaker Henry Hobson, Brenda De Banzie as his eldest daughter and John Mills as a timid employee. The film also features Prunella Scales in one of her first cinema roles as Vicky.

Anne Voase Coates was a British film editor with a more than 60-year-long career. She was perhaps best known as the editor of David Lean's epic film Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, for which she won an Oscar. Coates was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the films Lawrence of Arabia, Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Out of Sight (1998). In an industry where women accounted for only 16 percent of all editors working on the top 250 films of 2004, and 80 percent of the films had absolutely no women on their editing teams at all, Coates thrived as a top film editor. She was awarded BAFTA's highest honour, a BAFTA Fellowship, in February 2007 and was given an Academy Honorary Award, which are popularly known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Filmography as Editor

This partial filmography is based on the complete filmography listed as the Internet Movie Database. [4]

YearTitleDirector(s)Notes
1965 The Wild Affair John Krish Co-editing with Russell Lloyd
Doctor Zhivago David Lean Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1967 Three Bites of the Apple Alvin Ganzer
1968 Prudence and the Pill Fielder Cook and Ronald Neame (uncredited)
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Ronald Neame
1970 Ryan's Daughter David Lean Nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Editing
1972 Lady Caroline Lamb Robert Bolt

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References

  1. Kerr, Walter (March 17, 1985). "Films are made in the Cutting Room". The New York Times.
  2. 1 2 Phillips, Gene (2006). Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean. University Press of Kentucky. p. 333. ISBN   9780813171555. OCLC   213048772.
  3. Brownlow, Kevin (1996). David Lean: a biography. London: Richard Cohen. p. 591. ISBN   9781860660429. OCLC   34848465.
  4. Norman Savage on IMDb