Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sally Menke 1953-2010

I was not planning on posting this week in preparation for another October Horror Blogathon, but couldn't let the sad untimely death of Academy Award nominated editor Sally Menke go by without paying some quick words of respect. Menke, more than anyone else, be it the Weinstein brothers, Samuel L. Jackson or any of the gifted cinematographers he's worked with, was Quentin Tarantino's greatest collaborator in the shaping of his films to the final outcome we've come to love.

I know everyone else is posting these today, but in case you haven't seen it, here are the takes that Tarantino and his actors made specifically for Menke from Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds, they show the respect and love he had for his editor.

Here's a link to a brief eulogy from writer-director Edgar Wright.

Rest in peace, Sally.


le0pard13 said...

I'm been catching some of the tributes and "Hi, Sally" moments in clips from fan posts across the blogosphere today. It's been really bittersweet. This is indeed some sad news that we won't have SM here (or cutting a new film). I don't think I'll look at another QT (old or new) ever the same way again. Wonderful tribute, Colonel.

Mummbles said...

She shall definitely be missed. I recently saw the clip you posted from basterds and was wondering why they did that. RIP

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