Richard Francis-Bruce

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Richard Francis-Bruce
Born (1948-12-10) 10 December 1948 (age 68)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Susan[1]

Richard Leslie Francis-Bruce AM (born 10 December 1948) is an Australian film editor who has received several nominations for the Academy Award for Film Editing.

Career[edit]

Francis-Bruce aspired to be a cinematographer like his father, Jack Bruce, who worked for Hollywood players like Cecil B. De Mille and the Famous Lansky Players. Nonetheless, Richard's aspirations landed him an editing gig at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney, where he spent 15 years honing his craft.[2]

Francis-Bruce collaborated with filmmaker George Miller on a plethora of films including Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and Lorenzo's Oil (1992).

Francis-Bruce later earned Academy Award nominations for his work on Frank Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994), David Fincher's Seven (1995) and Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One (1997). Francis-Bruce was nominated for ACE Eddie Awards for The Shawshank Redemption, The Rock (directed by Michael Bay - 1996), Air Force One, and for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (directed by Chris Columbus - 2001). In 1997, he was invited to become a member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE).[3]

In 1996, Francis-Bruce visited Australia and spoke at a seminar at the Australian Film Television and Radio School entitled Frame by Frame. Francis-Bruce explained the importance of understanding internal rhythm and external rhythm as well as the choices he made in and between every shot throughout the film Seven.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1983 Careful, He Might Hear You Carl Schultz Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Editing
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome George Miller
George Ogilvie
1986 Short Changed George Ogilvie Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Editing
1987 The Witches of Eastwick George Miller
Bullseye Carl Schultz Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Editing
1989 Dead Calm Phillip Noyce AACTA Award for Best Editing
1990 Cadillac Man Roger Donaldson
1992 Lorenzo's Oil George Miller
1993 Sliver Phillip Noyce
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont Nominated — Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
Speechless Ron Underwood
1995 Seven David Fincher Nominated — Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1996 The Rock Michael Bay Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
1997 Air Force One Wolfgang Petersen Nominated — Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Editing
1999 The Green Mile Frank Darabont
Instinct Jon Turteltaub
2000 The Perfect Storm Wolfgang Petersen
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chris Columbus Nominated — ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Dramatic
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Editing
2003 The Italian Job F. Gary Gray
2004 The Forgotten Joseph Ruben
2007 Ghost Rider Mark Steven Johnson
2008 David & Fatima Alain Zaloum
2010 Killers Robert Luketic
Repo Men Miguel Sapochnik
Main Street John Doyle
2011 Cristiada Dean Wright
2013 Oblivion Joseph Kosinski
2014 Divergent Neil Burger
2015 Truth James Vanderbilt
2016 Ben-Hur Timur Bekmambetov
2017 Fifty Shades Darker James Foley

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Sony Pictures Classics Presskit" (PDF). Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.

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