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143 Q4 2018 / CINEMONTAGE PASSAGES JOHN CARTER, ACE PICTURE EDITOR SEPTEMBER 22, 1922 – AUGUST 13, 2018 John Carter, ACE, passed away peacefully at his home in White Plains, New York on August 13. Born in Newark, New Jersey on September 22, 1922, he grew up in Asbury Park and was athletic in high school, playing on the basketball, football and track teams. In 1943, he was drafted into the Army and served with distinction in Europe. Having received his discharge in 1946, Carter trained at the New York Institute of Photography and the Brooklyn Institute of Motion Picture Production. After graduation, he began an apprenticeship at the Signal Corps Pictorial Center in Film Editing. In 1956, he became the first African-American film editor to be employed by network television in New York when he was hired at CBS. Eye on New York (1956-1967) was the CBS documentary unit and series, and John worked up to becoming its supervising editor. After 12 years, he left to form his own company, John Carter Associates. His first feature in 1968 was Paper Lion. For 1970's King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery To Memphis, he received an Emmy Award for Best Film Editing. Miloš Forman's Taking Off (1971) was Carter's next challenge, requiring him to make the transition from the Moviola to the KEM. Among his many other credits are The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Mikey and Nicky (1976) The Formula (1980), Hemingway (1988, TV), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) The Five Heartbeats (1991), Boomerang (1992), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Men of Honor (2000), Barbershop (2002) and Madea's Family Reunion (2006). Carter became the first African-American to join the American Cinema Editors, and was also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His skill and dedication to his craft has greatly enhanced the films of such directors as John Avildsen, Bill Duke, Elaine May, Gordon Parks, Stuart Millar, Tyler Perry and Reginald Hudlin. He mentored other editors and provided support and guidance to filmmakers. He retired at the age of 85. Carter was devoted to his family. He met his wife Carole while apprenticing in the Signal Corps. She was the love of his life and they were together until the end. He is also survived by daughters Victoria and Carolyn, son John, six grandchildren, and nephews, nieces and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation of Westchester Clubmen c/o McEvoy & Associates, 32 Union Square East, Suite 406, New York, NY 10003. Jack Tucker, ACE BRUCE BARRIS SOUND EDITOR OCTOBER 9, 1957 – AUGUST 24, 2018 Bruce Barris, my profes- sional colleague and good friend for the last 16 years, died quite unexpectedly this past August. He was one of the most talented people I have ever known. We met in the early 2000s at Soundstorm, where he started working in post sound after 20 years in the music industry. He said he was looking for saner working conditions…yeah, right. We collaborated on films such as Miracle (2004), Collateral (2004), Miami Vice (2006), Ted (2012), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) and many, many others — most recently, the basketball film Uncle Drew (2018). Bruce's responsibilities grew with each, as we became co-supervisors on all projects. Bruce was a Swiss Army Knife of moviemaking. He was an expert in editing, mixing and field recording, and understood Avids inside and out. There wasn't anything it seemed he couldn't do. And somehow, in all the madness of our world of post sound, he was the most pleasant, even-tempered, helpful, positive guy… always. Our connection went beyond the job. Bruce was passionate about his sports as well. As soon as a movie ended, we hit the links. A relentless tinkerer, he was always trying new things to find a few more yards or spin that wedge shot just so. Those of us who got to know him and work with him are all the much better for that experience. He passed way too soon. We had many more movies to do and rounds of golf to play. Elliott Koretz, MPSE PASQUALE BUBA, ACE PICTURE EDITOR APRIL 16, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Pasquale (Pat) Buba, ACE, 72, formerly of Braddock, Pennsylvania and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan to the end, passed away at home in Los Angeles on September 12 after a brave fight with cancer. He was born April 16, 1946 to the late Edward Buba of Pittsburgh and Angeline (Gentile) Buba of Tursi, Italy. Pat was the first person in his family to attend college, and he did it in style on a full music scholarship from Carnegie

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