Aram Avakian

Director, Editor, Educator
Edited "Girl of the Night" (1960), noted as an early example of an American film using freeze frame and jump cut techniques. As a director, Avakian helmed several first rate adaptations, notably "End of the Road" ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1926 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Editor (7)

Honeysuckle Rose 1980 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

You're a Big Boy Now 1966 (Movie)

(Editor)

Andy 1965 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mickey One 1965 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

(Editor)

Jazz on a Summer's Day 1958 (Movie)

(Editor)
Director (3)

11 Harrowhouse 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Cops and Robbers 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

The End of the Road 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

The End of the Road 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Edited "Girl of the Night" (1960), noted as an early example of an American film using freeze frame and jump cut techniques. As a director, Avakian helmed several first rate adaptations, notably "End of the Road" (1970), from John Barth's novel.

Relationships

Allegra Kent

Companion
danced with New York City Ballet

Dorothy Trisan

Wife
divorced

EDUCATION

Horace Mann School

Bronx , New York

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Milestones

1968

Directed only the football sequences of "Paper Lion" (dir. Alex March)

1964

Solo directing debut (also co-writer; actor), "End of the Road"

1960

First fiction feature as editor, "Girl of the Night"

1960

Co-directing debut (with Leslie H. Martinson), "Lad: A Dog"

1959

First feature documentary as editor (also co-producer), "Jazz On a Summer's Day"

1956

Worked as co-editor of TV series "See It Now"

Taught film at SUNY-Purchase

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