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Born: January 3, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Algeria Profession: Editing ...


Director (feature film)

Woodstock (1970) as Assistant Director
Documentary cameras capture the spirit of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Cast (feature film)

Bad 25 (2012)
Documentary that shares fresh insights into the King of Pop's creative vision that resulted in his landmark "BAD" album, this year marking its 25th anniversary.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (Do Not Use) (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p

Editing (feature film)

Irishman, The (2018)
The true story of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a mob assassin who is reputed to have carried out more than 25 murders, including Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Snowman, The (2017)
A boy finds his missing mother's pink scarf wrapped around the neck of a sinister-looking snowman. Detective Harry Hole is called in to investigate and begins to suspect it's the work of a serial killer.
Silence (2016)
Two 17th century Portuguese missionaries return to Japan to minister to Christians, who've been outlawed.
Bombay Velvet (2015)
An ordinary man living in Bombay during the 1960s goes against all odds to create a life for himself as a "big shot."
Learning to Drive (2014)
After her lover leaves her, a woman tries to earn her driving license by taking biweekly driving lessons from a Filipino instructor.
Wolf of Wall Street, The (2013)
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcome
Hugo (2011)
12-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, his survival depending on secrets and anonymity. When he gets involved with an eccentric girl and the owner of the station's toy booth, his undercover life is put in jeopardy.
Shutter Island (2010)
When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn as shocking and terrifying truths about the island unfold.
Departed, The (2006)
In South Boston the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate that is run by gangland chief Costello. While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy--and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.
The Aviator (2004) as Editing
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
Gangs of New York (2002) as Editing
In 1860's lower Manhattan, the Five Points section is a dark, teeming corner of the city known for vice and chaos. Into this frontier of lawlessness arrives the young Irish American, Amsterdam Vallon. Amsterdam is the orphaned son of the slain Priest Vallon--once chief warrior of the Dead Rabbits ga
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) as Editor
Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bo
My Voyage to Italy (1999) as Editor
Director Martin Scorsese examines the glorious history of Italian cinema in this definitive film study.
Kundun (1997) as Editor
The Dalai Lama fights Chinese oppression while trying to lead his flock.
Grace of My Heart (1996) as Supervising Editor
A look at a woman struggling to find her own voice in the male-dominated world of music follows the journey of singer/songwriter Denise Waverly through the corridors of the Brill Building during the doo-wop heyday of the late fifties and into Malibu's psychedelic surfer scene of the late sixties. Al
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Supervising Editor
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese''s entry in the BFI''s "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director''s need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
Casino (1995) as Editor
A mafia drama exposes the inner workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino.
The Age Of Innocence (1993) as Editor
A 19th-century lawyer risks his place in society when he falls in love with his fiancee''s married cousin.
Cape Fear (1991) as Editor
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
Goodfellas (1990) as Editor
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
New York Stories (1989) as Editor ("Life Lessons")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) as Editor
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
The Color of Money (1986) as Editor
An experienced pool shark coaches a young hothead on his way to the top.
After Hours (1985) as Editor
A slightly nerdy yuppie ends up going to SoHo one night for what he hopes will be a nice date, but ends up getting caught up in one weird turn of events after another with a menagerie of oddball characters. Soon, he finds himself the accused suspect in a string of burglaries in the neighborhood, becomes the object of a witchhunt by a posse of SoHo denizens, and can't find a way to get back uptown to where he lives.
The King Of Comedy (1983) as Editor
A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.
Raging Bull (1980) as Editing
Hard-hitting biography of middle-weight champ Jake La Motta, whose life was haunted by violence inside and outside the ring.
Woodstock: The Director's Cut (1970) as Editor Supervisor
The director¿s cut of the events of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969.
Woodstock (1970) as Film Editor
Documentary cameras capture the spirit of the legendary 1969 music festival.
The Virgin President (1968) as Film Editor
Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1968) as Film Editor
A young Catholic faces guilt when he discovers the love of his life has been raped.
Passages From "Finnegans Wake" (1967) as Film Editor

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Woodstock: The Director's Cut (1970) as Assistant Director
The director¿s cut of the events of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August 1969.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The King Of Comedy (1983) as Production Supervisor
A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

The Kids Are Alright (1979) as Special Consultant
Documentary footage traces The Who''''s rise to rock stardom.

Cast (special)

Glorious Technicolor (1998) as Interviewee
Narrator Angela Lansbury shows how the rise of color film revolutionized Hollywood.
Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)
A documentary about director Martin Scorsese. This portrait captures the director at work on his film, "Good Fellas," and features interviews with directors, actors, and associates.

Editing (special)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Robert De Niro (2003) as Editor (Raging Bull Montage)
71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1999) as Segment Editor ("Frank Sinatra Tribute")
Live coverage of the 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

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