Tuesday, April 17, 2007

James Lyons

I think I'd be remiss to not mention the passing of James Lyons here at the Film Experience. You may not know James by name, but you certainly know him from his work behind (and occasionally on) camera.

James Lyons was one of the industries very best working editors, having worked on four films by Film Experience and Stale Popcorn favourite Todd Haynes, including Poison, Dottie Gets Spanked, [safe], Velvet Goldmine and Far From Heaven. He also edited Sofia Coppola's poetic Virgin Suicides and other films including Imaginary Heroes and First Love, Last Rites.

He appeared in front of the camera (no matter how briefly) for Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol, Postcards from America, plus Haynes' Poison and [safe]. He even helped Haynes out with the story for Velvet Goldmine. He was a very talented man.

He was currently slowing down on working of others' films and was instead trying to get a short film about Andy Warhol off the ground, as well as continuing his work with HIV/AIDS.

Sorry for being a bit of a downer (especially today, which isn't exactly a happy cheery one for many), but I thought it'd be appreciated by this audience.



mistyh92104 said...

Thank you for pointing this out Kamikaze.

NicksFlickPicks said...

I had no idea! I'm so sorry to hear this, but I appreciate having the news. Thanks, KC, for such an eloquent tribute.

Anonymous said...

That's a great photo of him; where is it from?