RIP Sally Menke

Sally Menke was an integral player in the making of Quentin Taratino’s career. The two worked very close together to create the fast-paced, edgy feel of his films. Sadly, she passed away yesterday while out hiking, she was 56 years old.

She has quite a diverse filmography aside from her work with Tarantino:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  • The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1991)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) [ Nominated – Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Nominated – American Cinema Editors Eddie Award – “Best Edited Feature Film”, Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Editing ]
  • Four Rooms, Segment: “The Man from Hollywood” (1995)
  • Mulholland Falls (1996)
  • Nightwatch (1997)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • All the Pretty Horses (2000)
  • Daddy and Them (2000)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) [ Won- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing, Won – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing, Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Editing, Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing ],
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) [ Nominated – American Cinema Editors Eddie Award – “Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)”, Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing]
  • Grindhouse, Segment: “Death Proof” (2007)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) [ Nominated – Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Editing, Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Editing, Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Editing]
  • Peacock (2010)

I’ve seen about eight of those films. One of the things I look at in a film is the editing and I think Menke was one of the greatest editors working in Hollywood today. She will be sadly missed.

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Posted on September 28, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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