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74 CINEMONTAGE / Q2 2018 ANNE V. COATES, ACE PICTURE EDITOR DECEMBER 12, 1935 – MAY 8, 2018 Anne Voase Coates, ACE, who died May 8 at the age of 92, edited more than 50 films during a prolific career that lasted for six decades. She was best known for her work on David Lean's 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia, for which she won an Academy Award. She received further Oscar nominations for Becket (1964), directed by Peter Glenville; The Elephant Man (1980), by David Lynch; In the Line of Fire (1993), by Wolfgang Petersen; and Out of Sight (1998), by Steven Soderbergh. "I've worked with directors from David Lean to David Lynch, Carol Reed to Wolfgang Petersen," she said in 2016, accepting an honorary Oscar statuette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at its eighth annual Governors Awards. "I would like to thank them all for the good times and manic times and even the time they kept me in the cutting room seven days a week," she joked. Coates was only the second picture editor to receive this distinction — after Margaret Booth in 1977. The daughter of Laurence Calvert Coates, an architect, and the former Kathleen Voase Rank, Anne V. Coates was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Reigate, a few miles south of London. Initially, she went into nursing, working at a plastic surgery hospital, where World War II pilots and children injured on bombsites were treated for facial injuries. She got her start in the industry at Elstree Studios in London in the 1940s, repairing prints of religious films. Later, one her of key assignments at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire was as the lone assistant to Michael Powell's main editor, Reginald Mills. Early films to which she contributed included The Red Shoes (1948), directed by Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Lawrence of Arabia made an international star of O'Toole, and earned six Academy Awards. During the edit, Coates made her famous match cut from O'Toole blowing out a match (she was fully aware of the technical pun) to a panorama of the sunrise over burning desert sands. In time, this became one of the most famous cuts in cinema. Coates continued her lifelong passion for the craft with characteristic humor, humility and insight, all the way to her final completed film, Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). She was honored with an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for her contribution to the arts in 2003, and made a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2007. She was also honored with a Career Achievement Award by the American Cinema EDWARD M. ABROMS, ACE PICTURE EDITOR MAY 6, 1935 – FEBRUARY 13, 2018 Emmy Award-winning film editor Edward Abroms, ACE, died of heart failure on February 13, 2018 — the 60th anniversary date of his joining the Editors Guild. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Colleen; his children Ed Abroms (and his wife Terra), Lynn Abroms (and her partner Scott Lerner) and Cindy Hammond (and her husband Danny Hammond); and his grandchildren Brandon, Jordon (and his wife Jordann) and James. Abroms' prolific resume includes editing some of the most acclaimed series over three decades, including Ironside (1967-1975), Columbo (1971-2003) and Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996). He won Emmy Awards for the television movie My Sweet Charlie in 1970 and for the Columbo episode "Death Lends a Hand" in 1972. He also worked as an editor on feature films, including The Sugarland Express (1974) for director Steven Spielberg, The Osterman Weekend (1983) for Sam Peckinpah and Blue Thunder (1983) for John Badham, the latter for which he and editor Frank Morriss received an Oscar nomination. There are over 50 credits on Abroms' resume as a director on television series, such as Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980), Kojak (1973- 1978), Police Story (1973-1979), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974- 1978) and CHiPs (1977-1983), among many others. Abroms was a longtime member of several industry organizations, including the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Directors Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Television Academy. He spent 30 years on ACE's Board of Directors, including the last 17 as its Treasurer. In addition, Abroms was honored by ACE with its Career Achievement Award in 2006. PASSAGES Photo by Ron Regalado Photo by Deverill Weekes Editors (ACE) in 1995. Coates was married to the late English film and television director Douglas Hickox. She is survived by her sons, Anthony and James, both directors, and her daughter, Emma Hickox, an ACE editor.

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