Reginald Beck

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Reginald Beck
Born (1902-02-05)5 February 1902
St. Petersburg, Russia
Died 12 July 1992(1992-07-12) (aged 90)
Occupation film editor

Reginald Beck was a British film editor with forty-nine credits.[1][2] He was born in Russia, but his family emigrated to Britain while still a child. He began working in the film industry in 1927 when he joined Gainsborough Pictures before going on to work on quota quickies at Wembley Studios. He later worked with a number of directors including Carol Reed, David Lean, Laurence Olivier and Joseph Losey.[3] In his obituary, Anthony Sloman wrote of the seventeen films that Beck edited with director Losey, "Their professional and personal relationship was regarded as one of the great screen partnerships".[1]

Beck worked with Laurence Olivier on Henry V (1944) and on Hamlet (1948). Sloman writes, "above all, it is for his immense contributions to Henry V and Hamlet that the British film industry is forever in his debt."[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Sloman, Tony (29 July 1992). "Obituary: Reginald Beck". The Independent. 
  2. ^ Reginald Beck at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Beck, Reginald (1902-1992)".  From Perkins, Roy; Stollery, Martin (2004). British Film Editors: The Heart of the Movie. British Film Institute.