John Scott

John Scott has been an editor since the early '70s. However, aside from his splendid work on "Roxanne," a hilarious modern send-up of the classic "Cyrano de Bergerac," he didn't hit his stride with critically acclaimed ... Read more »
Born: in Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Filmography

Editor (47)

The Septembers of Shiraz 2016 (Movie)

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The Lovers 2015 (Movie)

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Awake 2007 (Movie)

Editorial Consultant (Editorial Assistant)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

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Little Fish 2006 (Movie)

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Travellers and Magicians 2004 (Movie)

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Return to Sender 2003 (Movie)

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Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

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The Quiet American 2002 (Movie)

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Sexy Beast 2001 (Movie)

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The Cup 2000 (Movie)

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping 1999 (Movie)

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Heaven's Burning 1998 (Movie)

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Kick 1998 (Movie)

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Lust and Revenge 1997 (Movie)

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Tunnel Vision 1996 (Movie)

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The Last Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

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Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

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Fires Within 1991 (Movie)

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Island 1991 (Movie)

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The Delinquents 1989 (Movie)

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The Navigator 1989 (Movie)

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Trouble in Paradise 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Roxanne 1987 (Movie)

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The Good Wife 1987 (Movie)

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Windrider 1987 (Movie)

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Bob Dylan in Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Death of a Soldier 1986 (Movie)

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The Coca-Cola Kid 1985 (Movie)

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Death and Destiny 1984 (Movie)

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One Night Stand 1984 (Movie)

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The Leonski Incident 1984 (Movie)

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The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 (Movie)

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Attack Force Z 1982 (Movie)

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Heatwave 1982 (Movie)

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Dead Easy 1981 (Movie)

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Wrong Side of the Road 1980 (Movie)

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Kostas 1979 (Movie)

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Newsfront 1979 (Movie)

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Journey Among Women 1976 (Movie)

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Mad Dog 1976 (Movie)

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Pure S 1975 (Movie)

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Barry McKenzie Holds His Own 1974 (Movie)

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The Great MacArthy 1974 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie 1971 (Movie)

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My Zinc Bed (TV Show)

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Biography

John Scott has been an editor since the early '70s. However, aside from his splendid work on "Roxanne," a hilarious modern send-up of the classic "Cyrano de Bergerac," he didn't hit his stride with critically acclaimed mainstream fare until the very beginning of the 21st century. It was especially his collaboration with director Phillip Noyce that drew him into projects eliciting extraordinary praise from critics and audiences alike. These included two films that both came out in 2002: "The Quiet American," an adaptation of Graham Greene's depiction of the early CIA's forays into French Indochina, and "Rabbit-Proof Fence," the odyssey of two Australian aboriginal girls desperately trying to return home to their families. The other major film to which Scott contributed during that time period was the 2000 British crime film "Sexy Beast," which called for a frenetic editing style, in stark contrast to the more languid, contemplative pace of "The Quiet American." The visuals of "Sexy Beast" were intended to mirror the short fuse of mob enforcer Ben Kingsley's personality. Those of "The Quiet American," on the other hand, evoked just the opposite, as the film tracked the slow burn of Michael Caine's passive, detached reporter gradually finding he could no longer remain uninvolved in the foreign policy mess unfolding around him.

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