3:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Camerimage To Honor 'Star Wars' Editor Paul Hirsch
Academy Award-winning editor Paul Hirsch — whose credits include Star Wars, Carrie, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol — will accept the Camerimage Award to an Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity, during the 25th anniversary of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage. The event will be held Nov. 11-18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Hirsch — who won an Oscar for editing 1977’s Star Wars with Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew — has compiled an extensive range of credits over his half century in the film business, including The Empire Strikes Back, Footloose, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Falling Down, Mission: Impossible, Steel Magnolias and Ray.
Hirsch’s mentor was Brian De Palma, with whom he has so far made 11 films, including Mission: Impossible, Blow Out and Mission to Mars.