Bert Bates

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Bert Bates
Born 18 August 1907
Walthamstow, London
United Kingdom
Died 23 April 1976
Barnet, London
United Kingdom
Other names A.S. Bates
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1931–73

Bert Bates (1907–1976) was a British film editor, sometimes credited as A.S. Bates. He worked on more than sixty films during his career. Bates edited his first feature film Many Waters in 1931. He went on to be employed by many leading British studios, working on films by directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Anatole Litvak and Carol Reed.

At the end of his career, he worked on two James Bond films Diamonds Are Forever[1][2] and Live and Let Die.

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  • Chapman, James. Licence to thrill: a cultural history of the James Bond films. I. B. Tauris, 1999.

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