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72 CINEMONTAGE / Q3 2018 FRANÇOISE BONNOT, ACE PICTURE EDITOR AUGUST 17, 1939 – JUNE 9, 2018 Françoise Bonnot, ACE, the acclaimed editor of more than 50 films over six decades, died June 9 at the age of 78 in her hometown of Paris. She won an Academy Award for her work on Costa-Gavras' 1969 masterpiece Z, as well as a BAFTA Award for the same director's 1982 drama Missing. Françoise learned the craft at the side of her mother, Monique, with whom she co- edited the 1962 comedy A Monkey in Winter. It was directed by Turkish-born Henri Verneuil, whom Françoise married shortly thereafter, and with whom she collaborated on three more films. Her illustrious career included Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows (1969), Roman Polanski's The Tenant (1976), Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black and White in Color (Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 1976), Michael Cimino's Year of the Dragon (1985) and John Frankenheimer's The Burning Season (1994), on which I first had the privilege of working with her. Her most constant collaborator was Costa-Gavras, with whom she worked on nine films. As he told The Hollywood Reporter, "Françoise knew that cinema writing was also done at editing. She also knew how to capture and highlight the director's slightest intention. Her intellectual capacity and her technical expertise made her a perfect collaborator for the director and insurance for the producer." Françoise also worked on the first four features of director Julie Taymor: Titus (1999), Frida (2002), Across the Universe (2007) and The Tempest (2010). I was lucky enough to work with her on all those films, and she became a close friend as well as a strong mentor. Her son and I share the same actual birthday, taking into account the Paris/LA time change, and she often said she thought of me like her other son. I certainly loved her like a mother. As her son, filmmaker Patrick Malakian, told The Hollywood Reporter, "Her life was characterized by the inspiration she gave to so many people personally as well as professionally." I can certainly attest to that. In addition to Patrick, she is survived by her daughter, Sophie, her grandchildren, Lisa and Jules, and too many friends to count. Bob Allen MURRAY B. JORDAN, ACE PICTURE EDITOR OCTOBER 5, 1936 – JULY 1, 2018 Murray B. Jordan, ACE, film editor for Richard Brooks and Sam Peckinpah — and later a longtime editor and producer of the television series Cops (1989-present) — died on July 1 in Elche, Spain. He was 81. Jordan broke into the film industry in 1966 through his wife, Josephine (Jo) Oliva, stand- in for and personal assistant to English actress Jean Simmons. Jordan's encyclopedic knowledge of movie history so engaged Simmons' husband, Brooks, that the director helped him join the Editors Guild. Jordan began his apprenticeship (uncredited) with Brooks on In Cold Blood (1967), then moved on to The Happy Ending (1969) and $ (1971) as assistant editor. After completion of $ in Hamburg, Jordan worked as an editor in Europe with Peckinpah on Cross of Iron (1977), on which he was also second unit director, and John Derek on Fantasies (1981), on which he additionally served as associate producer. In Munich, he directed a German feature, Happy Weekend (1983). Returning to Hollywood in 1980, Jordan edited numerous documentaries and television specials, including Oceanquest (1985), Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987), The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) and Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend (1989), for which he received an ACE Eddie nomination. Jordan also edited television shows, including The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) and Ripley's Believe It or Not (1982- 1986), and produced the series The New You Asked for It (1981- 1983). In 1989, he became the supervising editor of the new reality TV show, Cops. He rose to become a producer on the series, which was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 1993 and 1994. Jordan was born in Bremerton, Washington on October 5, 1936. His mother was Margaret Leighty. His father, Jack Jordan, alternated careers between the Navy and film. In 1945, Jordan and his younger brother, Keith, natural redheads, played the two younger children in the national touring company of Life with Father. After the war, the Jordan family moved to Hollywood and Murray graduated from Hollywood High School. In 1958, he married Sally Parks and moved to Chicago. When the marriage ended, Jordan returned to Hollywood where he met his second wife, Oliva. They were married in 1965 but divorced in 1972. In 1973, he married Margit Reichelt, with whom PASSAGES Photo by Wm. Stetz

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