Friday, March 8, 2013

Best Film Editing: 1980s

1980: Raging Bull (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Oscar winner: Raging Bull (Thelma Schoonmaker)

1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Michael Kahn)
Oscar winner: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Michael Kahn)

1982: Blade Runner (Terry Rawlings)
Oscar winner: Gandhi (John Bloom)
Was this nominated?: No

1983: Scarface (Gerald B. Greenberg and David Ray)
Oscar winner: The Right Stuff (Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart and Tom Rolf)
Was this nominated?: No

1984: A Nightmare on Elm Street (Pat McMahon and Rick Shaine)
Oscar winner: The Killing Fields (Jim Clark)
Was this nominated?: No

1985: After Hours (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Oscar winner: Witness (Thom Noble)
Was this nominated?: No

1986: Mauvais Sang (Nelly Quettier)
Oscar winner: Platoon (Claire Simpson)
Was this nominated?: No

1987: Full Metal Jacket (Martin Hunter)
Oscar winner: The Last Emperor (Gabriella Cristiani)
Was this nominated?: No

1988: Die Hard (Frank J. Urioste and John F. Link)
Oscar winner: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Arthur Schmidt)
Was this nominated?: Yes

1989: Do the Right Thing (Barry Alexander Brown)
Oscar winner: Born on the Fourth of July (David Brenner and Joe Hutshing)
Was this nominated?: No

Updated: 4/22/15

10 comments:

  1. Another terrific post! Blade Runner never really won my heart, but I remember it as a visually unique, interesting film.

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    1. Thanks! It's divisive, but I love it. :)

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  2. Blade runner not being nominated! *outrage* Great to see it as your win, as well as Scarface.

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    1. Haha, glad you like those picks.

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  3. Man, I'm absolute agreement with you on this list. You're pretty much dead on with this list as far as editing is concerned.

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  4. I had no idea Die Hard was nominated, very cool! An informative post once again, Josh.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. Yeah, the Academy does some cool things sometimes. :)

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  5. Love these, whatta shocker haha. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a spirited choice, as is Die Hard. Do the Right Thing should'be won the Oscar in my opinion. That one was so meticulously edited. Love that film.

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    1. Ha, glad you love 'em! I rewatched both films within the last few months, and the editing really stood out.

      Agree 100% on Do the Right Thing. No contest.

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