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The 'Sally Menke' connection (R.I.P.)

Posted: Sep 29, 2010 11:08 am
by Dominik
I think most of you read that Quentin Tarantino's long time editor Sally Menke died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills on Monday. Just a few minutes ago, I've found this information on IFC:
Menke's last credited film may be Michael Lander's Ellen Page-Cillian Murphy drama "Peacock," which debuted on home video earlier this year, but she also came in under the radar to help with reshaping Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet," which will be released in January. (Collider spoke to Gondry earlier this year about her influence.) As the woman known for crafting such truly memorable endings, it is a truly sad end, but her influence will surely live on.
Isn't this world a small place? :(

The 'Sally Menke' connection (R.I.P.)

Posted: Sep 29, 2010 3:16 pm
by Glee Plane
Very sad news. She was a great editor and will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

The 'Sally Menke' connection (R.I.P.)

Posted: Sep 30, 2010 5:47 pm
by GiveHimTheKick
I've been a massive fan of Tarantino's movies for years, so naturally I was very saddened by Sally's untimely death. Had no idea until now that she edited Peacock too though, she really was one of the front-runners in her field. Very sad.

The 'Sally Menke' connection (R.I.P.)

Posted: Sep 30, 2010 10:47 pm
by HeartHer
Well I'd never heard the name, but as both Tarantino and Avary (his usual writer) spent their teenage and early-20s years working here in the South Bay I've always had huge respect for them and anyone who works with them. R.I.P., I guess I'll buy Peacock in honor, even if I've heard some meh things about it.