Hi, Sally Menke (1953-2010)
“When it comes to the editing, I write with Sally”, says Quentin Tarantino, in an interview that precedes the Hi Sally gag reel (a compilation of footage put together from the outtakes) from 2007′s Death Proof. Actors and crew would turn to the camera to send a message to Sally in the editing room, to cheer her up. Sally Menke worked as an editor with Quentin on all his movies. This morning however, Sally Menke was found dead in a park in Los Angeles. While the circumstances of her untimely and tragic death are still unknown, what is known is that the world has lost a great artist, friend, colleague and family member. We are terribly saddened by this news, and extend our most sincere condolences to those close to her.
In 2009, she talked extensively about her working relationship with Quentin, in an interview that can be read here. Click here to head to the IMDB and marvel at the body of her work. We have embedded two of the above mentioned reels below, that were available on YouTube.