Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sally Menke 1953-2010..

Sally Menke, responsible for Editing together "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction" (her first Oscar nomination), "Jackie Brown," both halves of "Kill Bill," the "Death Proof" half of "Grind House," and "Inglourious Basterds" (her second Oscar nomination, pictured above). Her other credits include "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth," and Billy Bob Thornton's "All the Pretty Horses." Menke died in Los Angeles, after going on a hike Monday with her dog in Griffith Park. Her body was found near a hiking trail early this morning, after a day where the temperature in L.A. reached 113 degrees. A great tribute below, thanks Jen Ruff.

1 comment:

  1. God that's terrible. I remember growing up in California and many times you don't realize how high the temperatures get since it's so dry, and tend to ignore any possible risk. I've never heard of Menke personally and wish I had - her list of edited films are some of my favorites. Inglourious Basterds was brilliant.