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Old 09-28-10, 10:37 AM
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RIP Sally Menke

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...fith-park.html

Truly, devastatingly tragic.
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Oh, wow... That's sad. I hope it was heatstroke and not foul play.

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Re: RIP Sally Menke

holy shit. this is horrible. rest in peace sally.

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Re: RIP Sally Menke

Oh shit! Sally Menke (and Thelma Schoonmaker) were inspirations to me.

Rest In Peace Sally. You will be missed.


"Hi Sally."
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

This sucks

Hi Sally
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

Was she on a Segway?
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Very sad. One of the best editors working today.
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I would like to ask those of you who are in L.A. and following this story on the local media to please let us know when you hear anything about the cause of death. Thank you.
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

OMG. Tarantino's longtime editor?! Jesus...

wow...I can't believe this. This changes everything for his future films. They were a team.

Noooooooooo...she was too young.
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Damn...
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

Quentin Tarantino's Longtime Editor Sally Menke Dies In Los Angeles Heat Wave
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Quent...ave-20861.html

Sally Menke, the editor behind all of Quentin Tarantino's films, died yesterday while hiking with her dog in the 113-degree Los Angeles heat. According to The Los Angeles Times, her body was found early this morning after friends alerted the authorities when she didn't return from her hike. Her dog was found alive.

It's always a tragedy to lose anyone at the height of their creative skill and with so much left to offer-- Menke was only 56-- but that goes doubly so when it's so unexpected. Menke received her second Oscar nomination just last year for Inglourious Basterds (the first was for Pulp Fiction), and it's hard to watch that film without marveling at how the editing enhances it. Think of the long takes in the opening cabin scene combined with cuts between the two actors' faces. Think of the surprising jump in perspective in the basement pub scene, where you realize the German officer has been there all along, listening. An editor's work must often deliberately fade into the background, but Tarantino's films relied so heavily on Menke's work that many consider her his co-author. It's hard to estimate the impact this will have on Tarantino's future work, and honestly, you wonder if his movies will ever feel quite right again.

Our thoughts go out to Menke's family and friends after this shocking loss. If you want to learn more about this woman and her incredible career, Movieline did a great interview with her last year, just before she received her Lifetime Achievement honor at the Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards.
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Was she on a Segway?
Don't try to pass the blame, murderer.

Sucks she died, the Cali heat was unreal yesterday compared to the rest of the year. Tarantino must be crushed.
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Terrible loss... she was truly talented and I do wonder how this will impact QT's future films.

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Fuck...this is the worst news for my day. I'm already doing a fucking paper on KILL BILL right now. I can't NOT not think of her. I also wonder how this REALLY affects QT's films. He and her were like a team much like Marty and Thelma. I mean...I don't ever see anybody publicly love their editor like QT and MS. Now QT lost his...I feel sooooo bad for him right now. As well as the family of course...

RIP Sally...
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FYI, the CinemaBlend piece is poorly phrased. Officials in LA have still not determined a cause of death, and did not speculate as to whether the heat had anything to do with it.

I am more curious at the moment as to whether or not she was done with Green Hornet.
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So sad. Tarantino must be in pieces.
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
FYI, the CinemaBlend piece is poorly phrased. Officials in LA have still not determined a cause of death, and did not speculate as to whether the heat had anything to do with it.

I am more curious at the moment as to whether or not she was done with Green Hornet.
technically it doesn't say how she died. They just mention the heat and the dog being alive. That and notifying the authorities. One COULD assume it was the heat though based on how it's phrased...
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Re: RIP Sally Menke

Darwin snags another one.
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Darwin snags another one.
Yes, because at 56 she was planning on starting a family.

RIP
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I am in LA right now and the heat yesterday was horrible when i got to the hotel I briefly saw the news of the search for a woman and I had no idea it was her...
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Wow, that's sad.
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Uch. This is terrible. RIP Sally. I can't even imagine how this will affect Tarantino's output from this point forward.
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Bye, Sally.
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Yes, because at 56 she was planning on starting a family.

RIP
um, SHE was the victim of natural selection, not her progeny.

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