Tuesday, 1 March 2016

DIRECTOR EDITOR JIM CLARK DIES AT 84


We are just getting some very sad news, that has been announced in official obituary notice, that director Jim Clark died on February 25th. His obituary has been released today.


Jim Clark worked with Peter and Vincent Price on Amicus films, Madhouse in 1974. A film loved by many, but gets the rough end from critics who say, it could have been so much more...! Me? I'll take it as it is. It's a fun film, clever and enjoys leading it's audience up a very winding path of red herrings, and pays off with a fabulous black comedy twist, with Peter...or is that Vincent??


Clark had some interesting credentials, as a film editor he started working in 1956, right through to 2008. He won a Oscar for Best film editing for The Killing Fields (1984) and was nominated again in 1986 for 'The Mission' starring Robert De Nero, was editor on the 1999 Bond film, The World Is Not Enough' and more recently was nominated for a BAFTA for Vera Drake (2004)


Clark’s memoir “Dream Repairman: Adventures in Film Editing” was published in 2011.


He is survived by his wife, fellow editor Laurence Méry-Clark, and three children.


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