IN 2015, when David Lagercrantz published the fourth title in the “Millennium” series that we all thought would end when Stieg Larsson died, many readers who probably picked it up out of curiosity put it […]
THIS delectable documentary, describing the creative role and techniques of the editor in filmmaking and honouring Australian editor Jill Bilcock, is a journey among 34 dramatic features and five miscellaneous others that she has edited, beginning in 1984 with “Strikebound”.
Offering a tantalising reminder of bygone and beloved films – stories, characters, players – it’s a movie enthusiast’s delight, a sampler combining award-wining and workaday films and people to ring nostalgia bells and explain her creative contribution to their impact.
It’s not a Film School lecture in Editing 101 – nor would you want it to be. In selecting the examples that it illustrates, you may notice omissions. Who, apart from me, remembers “Lillian’s Story” (1996) which I recall for Toni Collette in particular among a slew of Australian acting aristocracy?
Got a favourite Australian film? If it has creative and artistic merit, chances are that Jill edited it. Not all of them are Australian. For her filmography, go to that indispensable movie-fans’ resource, the IMDb. Her reputation is international.
As well as writing and directing the film about Jill Bilcock, Axel Grigor also edited it.