Video: Film Editor Bill Pankow, ACE Discusses an Action Scene from "Carlito's Way"



From Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Critical Ends" series, featuring award winning editors discussing their craft as a part of our Six Week Editing Intensive. Bill Pankow, ACE, has enjoyed a long collaboration with renowned director Brian De Palma, beginning as an associate editor on the films "Dressed to Kill" and "Scarface." Pankow graduated to editor on "Body Double" and continued his affiliation with De Palma on such films as "The Untouchables," "Casualties of War," "Carlito's Way," "Redacted," and "Femme Fatale," for which he received the Seattle Film Critics Best Editing award for 2002. Bill has also collaborated with Charles Stone III on his films "Drumline," "Paid In Full" and "Mr. 3000 "and with Jean Francois Richet on "Assault On Precinct 13." "Carlito's Way" is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels "Carlito's Way" and "After Hours" by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It stars Al Pacino and Sean Penn, with Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, and Viggo Mortensen in supporting roles. The film's featured song, "You Are So Beautiful", was performed by Joe Cocker.

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