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Anne V. Coates: Profile of an Editing Master

Anne V. Coates
John Hurt in The Elephant Man
Diane Lane, Richard Gere in Unfaithful
Film editor Anne V. Coates (top); John Hurt in The Elephant Man (middle); Diane Lane, Richard Gere in Unfaithful (bottom)

Legendary film editor Anne Coates, 83, will be the subject of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Perspectives on Editing - Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master” on Wednesday, October 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

This fourth and last installment of the Academy's “Perspectives on Editing” series will be once again hosted by the Academy Film Editors Branch governors Donn Cambern (The Last Picture Show, The Bodyguard) and Mark Goldblatt (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Starship Troopers).

“Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master” will feature a discussion with Coates, who won an Oscar for editing Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Additionally, she received Oscar nods for Becket (1964), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993), and Out of Sight (1998).

Among Anne Coates' other film editing credits are The Pickwick Papers (1952), The Horse's Mouth (1958), Tunes of Glory (1960), Young Cassidy (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Eagle Has Landed (1977), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Chaplin (1992), Erin Brockovich (2000), Unfaithful (2002), The Golden Compass (2007), and the upcoming Harrison Ford vehicle Extraordinary Measures (2010).

Throughout her nearly six-decade film career, Coates has collaborated with numerous top directors on both sides of the Atlantic, including Ronald Neame, Sidney Lumet, David Lean, Steven Soderbergh, Wolfgang Petersen, Richard Attenborough, and David Lynch.

Note: “Perspectives on Editing - Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master” is sold out. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Advance ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater.

The Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.


         
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    I wish I could go. I think the editing room is where a film is REALLY made.

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