By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Tragic Passing – Sally Menke Was 56
Sometimes, a death in this business is really quite shocking.
Sally Menke was in the prime of her life. Last year, she was nominated for her second Oscar. Last time I saw her was a few months ago, at Sony, where she was “fixing” The Green Hornet, successfully, it seems.
Obviously, she was a major talent. And personally, having spent a little time with her in this last year, I really liked the woman.
Here are the first few minutes of our Super Movie Friends sit down last Oscar season. She is with her close friend, Joan Sobel (who had worked with Menke over the years and last year cut A Single Man), and Christian Berger (Haneke’s brilliant DP). The rest of the conversation doesn’t seem to have been transferred to the new site, but I will correct that today. Even in these few minutes, you get a sense of Sally Menke.