Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning editor Star Wars, joins Reb Steve for conversation about how he became involved in the first Star Wars movie and the moral and cultural issues addressed within the Star Wars universe. This week's conversation will be broadcast live to Beth Tzedec's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Comment with our questions for Paul on either platform.
Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert Ross, including "Footloose", "The Secret of My Success" and "Steel Magnolias"; three for John Hughes, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"; and "Falling Down" for Joel Schumacher. In 2005, he received his second Academy Award nomination for "Ray", a biopic based on the life of Ray Charles, directed by Taylor Hackford. More recently, he edited "Source Code", directed by Duncan Jones, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol", directed by Brad Bird, "Warcraft" and has served as additional editor on numerous films. Hirsch was born in NYC. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Paris and is fluent in French, as well as somewhat conversant in Italian and British. He is the author of a memoir titled "A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away".
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