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Françoise Bonnot (born 17 August 1939) is a French film editor with more than 40 feature film credits.[3] Bonnot is the daughter of Monique Bonnot, a film editor noted for several films directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. In her first film credit, Françoise Bonnot was the assistant to her mother on Melville's 1959 film, Two Men in Manhattan (1959). She and her mother co-edited the 1962 film, A Monkey in Winter, that was directed by Henri Verneuil. At about this time Bonnot married Verneuil; she edited three more of his films in the 1960s. Bonnot edited Melville's 1969 film, Army of Shadows, when her mother became unavailable. This film is about the French resistance fighters during the Second World War, and was a departure from Melville's more characteristic crime and detective films. Bonnot later remarked that Melville “... had known me since I was eight years old. It was like working with my big brother. He was a character––fascinating, charming, fun and tyrannical.”[4] By 1968, Bonnot had commenced her notable collaboration with director Costa-Gavras
that extended over eight films and nearly 30 years. Their first film together was Z (1969); James Berardinelli has written recently that, "Z was the third feature film from Greek-born Costa-Gavras, but it is the movie that captured him to the world's attention, winning a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. It introduced the director's signature approach of combining overt political messages with edge-of-the-seat tension."[5] After Z, their most widely recognized film together is probably Missing (1982). Their last film together was Mad City (1997). Since 1997, Bonnot has edited the films directed by Julie Taymor, who had been known primarily as a stage director. Their films include Frida
(2002) and The Tempest (2010). Bonnot won the Academy Award for Film Editing
Academy Award for Film Editing
for Z (1969), and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Missing (1982). She has been nominated three times for the César Award for Best Editing (for The Simple Past (1977), Hannah K.
Hannah K.
(1983) and Place Vendôme
Place Vendôme
(1998)). She has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.[3][6] Bonnot and Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
have two children. Their son, Patrick Malakian, is a film director; Bonnot edited his 1994 French-language film Pourquoi maman est dans mon lit?.[3]


1 Filmography 2 See also 3 References 4 Further reading


1962 : Un singe en hiver (dir. Henri Verneuil) 1963 : Mélodie en sous-sol
Mélodie en sous-sol
(dir. Henri Verneuil) 1967 : La Vingt-cinquième Heure
La Vingt-cinquième Heure
(dir. Henri Verneuil) 1968 : La Bataille de San Sebastian
La Bataille de San Sebastian
(dir. Henri Verneuil) 1969 : Z (dir. Costa-Gavras) 1969 : L'Armée des ombres (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville) 1970 : L'Aveu
(dir. Costa-Gavras) 1971 : Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
(4 mosche di velluto grigio) (dir. Dario Argento) 1972 : Beau Masque (dir. Bernard Paul) 1972 : State of Siege
State of Siege
(État de siège) (dir. Costa-Gavras) 1973 : Massacre in Rome
Massacre in Rome
(Rappresaglia) (dir. George Cosmatos) 1974 : Grandeur nature (dir. Luis García Berlanga) 1975 : Section spéciale
Section spéciale
(dir. Costa-Gavras) 1975 : Le Futur aux trousses (dir. Dolorès Grassian) 1976 : The Tenant
The Tenant
(Le Locataire) (dir. Roman Polanski) 1976 : La Victoire en chantant
La Victoire en chantant
(ou Noirs et blancs en couleur) (dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud) 1976 : The Cassandra Crossing
The Cassandra Crossing
(dir. George Cosmatos) (uncredite0) 1977 : The Simple Past (dir. Michel Drach) 1978 : Le Dernier Amant romantique (dir. Just Jaeckin) 1978 : Judith Therpauve (dir. Patrice Chéreau) 1979 : Clair de femme (dir. Costa-Gavras) 1980 : Chère inconnue (dir. Moshé Mizrahi) 1981 : Une sale affaire (dir. Alain Bonnot) 1982 : Missing (dir. Costa-Gavras) 1983 : Hanna K.
Hanna K.
(dir. Costa-Gavras) 1984 : Un amour de Swann de Volker Schlöndorff 1984 : Top Secret!
Top Secret!
(dir. Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker) 1984 : Liste noire (fr) (dir. Alain Bonnot) 1985 : Year of the Dragon (dir. Michael Cimino) 1987 : The Sicilian (dir. Michael Cimino) 1989 : Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy
(dir. Roland Joffé) 1991 : The Plant (dir. Alexandre Gavras) (short film) 1992 : 1492: Conquest of Paradise (dir. Ridley Scott) 1994 : Pourquoi maman est dans mon lit ? (dir. Patrick Malakian) 1996 : L'Appartement (The Apartment) (dir. Gilles Mimouni) 1997 : Mad City (dir. Costa-Gavras) 1998 : Place Vendôme
Place Vendôme
(dir. Nicole Garcia) 1999 : Titus (dir. Julie Taymor) 2000 : Disappearing Acts
Disappearing Acts
(dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood) (TV film) 2002 : Frida
(dir. Julie Taymor) 2004 : Around the Bend (dir. Jordan Roberts) 2007 : Across the Universe (dir. Julie Taymor) 2010 : The Tempest (dir. Julie Taymor) 2010 : Un balcon sur la mer
Un balcon sur la mer
(dir. Nicole Garcia) 2011 : El Gusto
El Gusto
(dir. Safinez Bousbia)

See also[edit]

List of film director and editor collaborations


^ Brennan, Sandra. "Françoise Bonnot". allmovie.com. Retrieved 31 January 2011.  ^ "BONNOT, Françoise". British Film Institute. Retrieved 5 September 2010.  ^ a b c Françoise Bonnot on IMDb ^ Desowitz, Bill (January–February 2011). "French Twist: Monteuse Françoise Bonnot et 'La Tempête'". Editors' Guild Magazine. 32 (1). Retrieved 31 January 2011.  ^ Berardinelli, James (2006). "Z". reelviews.com.  ^ " American Cinema Editors > Members". Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. 

Further reading[edit]

Bressler, Sonia. "Françoise Bonnot" (in French). Retrieved 5 August 2013.  Bonnot interview; notes that Bonnot's brother, Alain Bonnot, is a film director. She has edited two of his films, Une sale affaire (1981) and Liste noir (1984). Michalczyk, John J. (1984). Costa-Gavras, The Political Fiction Film. Art Alliance Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-87982-029-9. A permanent fixture in the cinema world of Costa-Gavras
has been Françoise Bonnot, the editor responsible for infusing life into Semprún-Solinas text and the Costa-Gavras
filming.  Discusses Bonnot's role in Costa-Gavras' films. Army of Shadows (DVD). The Criterion Collection. 15 May 2007.  This DVD edition has an eleven-minute interview with Bonnot. A Blu-ray version was released on 11 January 2011.

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Academy Award for Best Film Editing


Conrad A. Nervig (1934) Ralph Dawson (1935) Ralph Dawson (1936) Gene Havlick and Gene Milford (1937) Ralph Dawson (1938) Hal C. Kern
Hal C. Kern
and James E. Newcom (1939) Anne Bauchens
Anne Bauchens
(1940) William Holmes (1941) Daniel Mandell (1942) George Amy (1943) Barbara McLean
Barbara McLean
(1944) Robert J. Kern (1945) Daniel Mandell (1946) Francis Lyon and Robert Parrish
Robert Parrish
(1947) Paul Weatherwax (1948) Harry W. Gerstad (1949) Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
and Conrad A. Nervig (1950)


William Hornbeck (1951) Elmo Williams
Elmo Williams
and Harry W. Gerstad (1952) William Lyon (1953) Gene Milford (1954) Charles Nelson and William Lyon (1955) Gene Ruggiero and Paul Weatherwax (1956) Peter Taylor (1957) Adrienne Fazan (1958) Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
and John D. Dunning (1959) Daniel Mandell (1960) Thomas Stanford (1961) Anne V. Coates (1962) Harold F. Kress (1963) Cotton Warburton
Cotton Warburton
(1964) William H. Reynolds (1965) Fredric Steinkamp, Henry Berman, Stewart Linder, and Frank Santillo (1966) Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(1967) Frank P. Keller (1968) Françoise Bonnot (1969) Hugh S. Fowler (1970) Gerald B. Greenberg (1971) David Bretherton (1972) William H. Reynolds (1973) Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress (1974) Verna Fields (1975)


Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad (1976) Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, and Richard Chew
Richard Chew
(1977) Peter Zinner (1978) Alan Heim (1979) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(1980) Michael Kahn (1981) John Bloom (1982) Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Tom Rolf, Stephen A. Rotter, and Douglas Stewart (1983) Jim Clark (1984) Thom Noble (1985) Claire Simpson (1986) Gabriella Cristiani (1987) Arthur Schmidt (1988) David Brenner and Joe Hutshing (1989) Neil Travis (1990) Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia (1991) Joel Cox (1992) Michael Kahn (1993) Arthur Schmidt (1994) Mike Hill and Daniel P. Hanley (1995) Walter Murch
Walter Murch
(1996) Conrad Buff IV, James Cameron, and Richard A. Harris (1997) Michael Kahn (1998) Zach Staenberg (1999) Stephen Mirrione
Stephen Mirrione


Pietro Scalia (2001) Martin Walsh (2002) Jamie Selkirk (2003) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(2004) Hughes Winborne (2005) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(2006) Christopher Rouse (2007) Chris Dickens
Chris Dickens
(2008) Chris Innis and Bob Murawski (2009) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (2010) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (2011) William Goldenberg (2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
and Mark Sanger (2013) Tom Cross (2014) Margaret Sixel
Margaret Sixel
(2015) John Gilbert (2016) Lee Smith (2017)

Best Film Editing became Best Editing in 1999

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BAFTA Award for Best Editing

Sam O'Steen
Sam O'Steen
(1968) Hugh A. Robertson (1969) John C. Howard and Richard C. Meyer (1970) Richard Marden (1971) Gerald B. Greenberg (1972) Ralph Kemplen (1973) Walter Murch
Walter Murch
and Richard Chew
Richard Chew
(1974) Dede Allen (1975) Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, and Sheldon Kahn (1976) Ralph Rosenblum and Wendy Greene Bricmont (1977) Gerry Hambling (1978) Peter Zinner (1979) Alan Heim (1980) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(1981) Françoise Bonnot (1982) Bud S. Smith and Walt Mulconery (1983) Jim Clark (1984) Nena Danevic and Michael Chandler (1985) Jim Clark (1986) Claire Simpson (1987) Michael Kahn and Peter E. Berger
Peter E. Berger
(1988) Gerry Hambling (1989) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(1990) Gerry Hambling (1991) Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia (1992) Michael Kahn (1993) John Wright (1994) John Ottman
John Ottman
(1995) Walter Murch
Walter Murch
(1996) Peter Honess (1997) David Gamble (1998) Tariq Anwar and Christopher Greenbury (1999) Pietro Scalia (2000) Mary Sweeney (2001) Daniel Rezende (2002) Sarah Flack (2003) Valdís Óskarsdóttir (2004) Claire Simpson (2005) Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse, and Rick Pearson (2006) Christopher Rouse (2007) Chris Dickens
Chris Dickens
(2008) Chris Innis and Bob Murawski (2009) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (2010) Gregers Sall and Chris King (2011) William Goldenberg (2012) Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill (2013) Tom Cross (2014) Margaret Sixel
Margaret Sixel
(2015) John Gilbert (2016) Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos (2017)

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