Actor/director relationships are often celebrated. Director/editor relationships less so. But would Scorsese’s films be quite so unique, so immediate, without the contribution of Thelma Schoonmaker? Or Tarantino’s without Sally Menke?
In the saddest newest since Natasha Richardson’s death, it’s been reported that Sally Menke was found dead today in Beachwood Canyon, California where she had been hiking. Cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Sally Menke edited all of Tarantino’s movies. She was 56.
There’s a poignant tribute on the Film Experience Blog which expresses all the sentiments I’m feeling at the moment.