Conversations with Film, TV, and Documentary editors.
Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with Oscar-winner, Claire Simpson and Sam Restivo about editing Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon.”
Claire won an Oscar, a BAFTA, and an ACE Eddie for editing Platoon. She won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar and an ACE Eddie for The Constant Gardner. Other films include Nine, Wall Street, and The Last Duel.
Sam Restivo has been an additional editor on several films including The Greatest Showman, The Last Duel and House of Gucci. He was also an additional editor on the TV series Raised By Wolves.
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Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with Kevin Tent, ACE, about his long-time collaboration with director Alexander Payne and their latest film, “The Holdovers.”
Kevin’s been on Art of the Cut before for his last Alexander Payne collaboration, “Downsizing” and for “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” Kevin has been nominated for numerous ACE Eddies for his work on Election, About Schmidt, Sideways and Nebraska. He also won an ACE Eddie and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on The Descendants.
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Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with Kirk Baxter, ACE, about editing David Fincher’s latest: The Killer, which is now on Netflix.
Kirk’s been on Art of the Cut before - for Gone Girl and for Mank. He was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and an ACE Eddie for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He won an Oscar, a BAFTA and an ACE Eddie for The Social Network. He was nominated for an ACE Eddie and won an Oscar for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Was nominated for an Emmy for House of Cards. Was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Gone Girl. Was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Mindhunter. Was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Mank and won an ACE Eddie for Love, Death and Robots.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Today on Art of the Cut, we’re talking with Dean Zimmerman, ACE about the limited Netflix series, All the Light We Cannot See, directed by his long-time collaborator, Shawn Levy.
Dean’s been on Art of the Cut before for “Free Guy” and “Stranger Things” and “Mazerunner.” He’s part of a legendary editing family, headed by his father Don Zimmerman, who just received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors this year.
Dean won an Emmy and was nominated for an ACE Eddie in 2017 for Stranger Things. And then in 2020, two more Emmy nominations for Stranger Things. Other work includes The Adam Project, Holmes and Watson, and Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
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Killers of the Flower Moon
Today on Art of the Cut, it’s my pleasure to speak with legendary editor Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE, about working with her legendary director, Martin Scorsese, about their latest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Thelma’s filmography includes editing eight Oscar Best Picture nominated films.
She was nominated for her first Oscar for Best editing for “Woodstock” in 1971. Her co-editor on that film was Martin Scorsese, actually. She won an ACE Eddie, a BAFTA and an Oscar for editing "Raging Bull." She won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar and an ACE Eddie for “Goodfellas.” Nominated for an ACE Eddie for “Casino.” Won an ACE Eddie and was nominated for a BAFTA and an Oscar for “Gangs of New York.” Nominated for a BAFTA and won an ACE Eddie and an Oscar for “The Aviator.” Nominated for a BAFTA and won an ACE Eddie and the Oscar for “The Departed.” Nominated for an ACE Eddie, a BAFTA and an Oscar for “Hugo.” Nominated for an ACE Eddie and a BAFTA for “Wolf of Wall Street.” Nominated for an ACE Eddie a BAFTA and an Oscar for “The Irishman.” And was awarded a career achievement award by the American Cinema Editors.
THE PIGEON TUNNEL
Today on Art of the Cut, it’s my pleasure to speak with Errol Morris’s longtime editor, Steven Hathaway. This discussion is about Morris’s latest documentary, The Pigeon Tunnel, about one of the world’s most famous novelists… and spy, John le Carre. The film recently released in theaters and is currently streaming on Apple Plus.
Hathaway has edited several films for Morris including American Dharma, The Unknown Known, and Standard Operating Procedure. He was also an associate editor on Morris’s Oscar-winning documentary “The Fog of War.”
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