Robert C. Jones
Robert C. Jones
Robert Clifford Jones
March 30, 1936
|Spouse(s)||Sylvia Hirsch Jones|
Robert Clifford Jones (born March 30, 1936) is an American film editor, screenwriter, and educator. He received an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film Coming Home (1978). As an editor, Jones has had notable collaborations with the directors Arthur Hiller (seven films from 1967 to 1992) and Hal Ashby (4 films from 1973 to 1982). Jones has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Bound for Glory (1976).
Life and career
Upon being drafted into the Army, Jones served at the Army Pictorial Center from 1958 to 1960 as a film editor, editing Army training films, documentaries, and several segments of The Big Picture television program.
Jones is married to Sylvia Hirsch Jones, a psychotherapist. He is the son of Canadian-born film editor Harmon Jones, and the father of film editor Leslie Jones; all three editors have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
The director for each film is indicated in parentheses.
- Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty and Buck Henry-1978)
- Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby-1976). Nominated for Best Editing Oscar.
- Shampoo (Hal Ashby-1975)
- The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
- The Last Detail (Hal Ashby-1973)
- Man of La Mancha (Arthur Hiller-1972)
- The New Centurions (Richard Fleischer-1972)
- Cisco Pike (Bill L. Norton-1972)
- Love Story (Arthur Hiller-1970)
- Paint Your Wagon (Joshua Logan-1969)
- I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (Hy Averback-1968)
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Stanley Kramer-1967). Nominated for Best Editing Oscar and for ACE Eddie.
- The Tiger Makes Out (Arthur Hiller-1967)
- Tobruk (Arthur Hiller-1967)
- Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (Harmon Jones-1966)
- The Trouble with Angels (Ida Lupino-1966)
- Ship of Fools (Stanley Kramer-1965)
- Invitation to a Gunfighter (Richard Wilson-1964)
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer-1963). Nominated for Best Editing Oscar and for ACE Eddie.
- A Child Is Waiting (John Cassavetes-1963)
- Winner Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Coming Home (1978).
- Nominee Best Film Editing, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
- Nominee Best Film Editing, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
- Nominee Best Film Editing, Bound for Glory (1976)
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- "Robert Jones". University of Southern California. Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- Archerd, Army (February 24, 1999). "Grammys take center stage". Variety. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
Leslie Jones received an Oscar nom this year for editing "The Thin Red Line," while her father, Robert C. Jones, received a nomination for editing for "It's A Mad (4) World" in 1963 and her grandfather, Harmon Jones, received the same nomination on "A Gentleman's Agreement" in 1947.
- Seikaly, Andrea (February 4, 2014). "ACE Eddie Awards: Career Honoree Robert C. Jones's Career of Happy Accidents". Variety.
- Kaufman, Debra (April 2014). "The Art of Making People Think: Robert C. Jones: 2014 ACE Career Achievement Award Honoree". Editors Guild Magazine. 3 (2).