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Dede Allen, 1923-2010
April 19, 2010 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Dede Allen, editor of such films as Bonnie and Clyde, Dog Day Afternoon and Night Moves has died at the age of 86.
posted by brundlefly (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by MXJ1983 at 11:43 AM on April 19, 2010


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posted by brundlefly at 11:44 AM on April 19, 2010


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posted by cashman at 11:45 AM on April 19, 2010


She's interviewed in this documentary on editing whose viewing makes for a fine tribute to a fine artist.
posted by basicchannel at 11:54 AM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


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posted by Smart Dalek at 11:55 AM on April 19, 2010


Thanks for the recommendation, basicchannel! Looks like The Cutting Edge is available on Netflix Instant View.
posted by brundlefly at 11:58 AM on April 19, 2010


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posted by vibrotronica at 12:04 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by cazoo at 12:08 PM on April 19, 2010


She will aways be one of the best.

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posted by nola at 12:30 PM on April 19, 2010


The final ambush against Bonnie & Clyde is a masterwork.

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posted by jonp72 at 12:36 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by zarq at 12:36 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by kinnakeet at 12:49 PM on April 19, 2010


Pretty impressive list of films she edited. If anything because many required different editing styles.

And, of course, if anyone wants to know what Bonnie and Clyde has in common with The Breakfast Club you can say Dede Allen edited both.

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posted by Rashomon at 1:27 PM on April 19, 2010


I love Allen's work. She was quite obviously a master of her craft.

It's unfortunate that the IFC has chosen to highlight the ending of Bonnie and Clyde in their obit as Allen is on the record as saying she didn't edit it; her assistant did.
posted by dobbs at 1:58 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by mikelieman at 2:52 PM on April 19, 2010


Heck of a resume.

Here's hoping she got the final cut she wanted.

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posted by cavalier at 3:04 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by MythMaker at 4:00 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by reductiondesign at 4:41 PM on April 19, 2010


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posted by mkim at 6:09 PM on April 19, 2010


such films as Bonnie and Clyde, Dog Day Afternoon and Night Moves

Not to mention The Hustler, Little Big Man, Slaughterhouse Five, Serpico, and Reds, all classics from the good old days when I was a film reviewer. Even though I still read all the credits, for some reason specific film editor names never seem to stick. But hers always did — Allen (along with maybe Verna Fields) was about the only one whose name we paid attention to back then.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:21 PM on April 19, 2010


The woman who turned film violence into poetry
posted by brundlefly at 12:18 AM on April 20, 2010


She was one of my hero. There's a great interview on the editor's guild website about her transition to Avid :
Part 1
Part 2

And five iconic scenes she edited.


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posted by SageLeVoid at 2:40 AM on April 20, 2010


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