Film editor Mike Hill cut 22 consecutive feature films of Ron Howard with his editing partner Dan Hanley. night shift from 1982 heart of the sea Died January 5, 2015 at his home in Omaha, Nebraska of unexplained organizational pneumonia (COP). he was 73 years old.
His death was announced through a family spokesperson.
oscar winner Apollo 13 (1996) and three nominations (beautiful heart2002; cinderella man2006 and Frost/Nixon2009, All with Hanley), Hill was “a notable and dedicated collaborator on our 22 films, but more than that, a dear friend,” Howard said in a statement. .
“He was a talented and admired film editor, but even more proud of his family and the life they had built together in Omaha,” Howard continued. “Mike was a very intelligent and creative person who lived his life with integrity, honesty and a great sense of sarcasm and mean humor. He was pretty good with his shot in the corner as well as his jump.”
Born in Omaha, Hill found his first editing job at a local TV station as an assistant editor editing commercials into movies. Some of the films he later recalled adding commercials were: A Streetcar Named Desire When on the waterfrontboth directed by Elia Kazan. Last Tycoon Offers Hill a job as an apprentice editor at Paramount.
Hill’s credits with Howard include: willow, cocoon When The Da Vinci Code.
In addition to his Oscar nominations, Hill has been nominated three times for BAFTA, hurry up Nominated for ACE Eddie three times in 2014. Hill he was a member of AMPAS and ACE.
He is survived by his wife Leanne, daughter Jessica, and son-in-law Brandon.