Dede Allen 1923-2010

Tuesday April 20th 2010


Dede Allen, masterful editor of such films as Dog Day Afternoon, Bonnie and Clyde, The Hustler, The Breakfast Club and Reds died on Saturday. One of only a handful of editors recognisable by name, she worked on few films during her sixty-year career but left her unique stamp on each of them.

Here’s one of the best edited sequences in film history:

[Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen Bonnie and Clyde and have somehow managed to avoid finding out how it ends, you might want to skip this clip.]