R.I.P. Anne V. Coates

Legendary British film editor Anne V. Coates has died at the age of 92.

Coates is responsible for arguably the most famous single ‘cut’ (specifically a ‘match cut’) in film history with the sudden transition from Peter O’Toole blowing out a match to the Arabian desert at sunrise in “Lawrence of Arabia”. She won an Oscar for her work on that celebrated film.

Coates’ career spanned 60 years running from “The Pickwick Papers” in 1952 to “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015. Her filmography includes the likes of “Hotel Paradiso,” “Out of Sight,” “Erin Brockovich,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Chaplin,” “Unfaithful,” “Masters of the Universe,” “The Elephant Man” and the original “Murder on the Orient Express “.