Jim Clark (film editor)

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Jim Clark (born May 24, 1931 in Boston , England , † February 25, 2016 ) was a British film editor and film director .

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Clark was active as a film editor since 1956. He worked several times with the director John Schlesinger .

A highlight of his long career was in 1985 when he received an Oscar for editing Roland Joffé's anti-war film The Killing Fields . Two years later he was nominated again for an Oscar, this time for Joffé's successor Mission . For this film he won the BAFTA Award . In 2005 he received the Career Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors .

In 1966 he made his debut as a director and directed a total of seven films by 1974.

Filmography (selection)

As a film editor

As a director

  • 1970: Porridge makes you sexy (Every Home Should Have One)
  • 1974: The house of horrors of Dr. Death (Madhouse)

Individual evidence

  1. Jim Clark, Oscar-Winning Editor of 'The Killing Fields,' Dies at 84

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