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Dody Dorn

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Dody Dorn born 20 April 1955 is an American film and sound editor best known for working with director Christopher Nolan on several films including Memento. Variety's Lisa Nesselson said of Memento that it is a "...beautifully structured puzzle..." which "...deconstructs time and space with Einstein-caliber dexterity in the service of a delectably disturbing tale of revenge". She noted further that, "Dody Dorn's editing is top-notch as pic -- scripted, acted and lensed with precision -- smoothly toggles back and forth between sequences in B&W and in color." Dorn has also worked multiple times with director Ridley Scott as well as having edited SICK: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist a documentary film which chronicles the life of a sadomasochistic man who struggles with cystic fibrosis.

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Dody Dorn was born into a film industry family, her father having worked as a set designer and film producer. Dorn attended Hollywood High School and it was there that she decided to pursue a career as a math teacher. But a fateful job working behind the scenes at a movie sound stage led her towards working in the film industry. Dorn worked her way up the food chain eventually attaining the position of assistant film editor which she held until 1982. Finding it unusually difficult to move up to picture editing, Dorn made a lateral move to sound editing. Her work as a sound editor on James Cameron's The Abyss won the Golden Reel Award and was nominated for a best sound Academy Award.

In 1986, she started her own sound company, Sonic Kitchen, but with time, got more and more disenchanted and distracted with the daily business grind. Dorn had begun to lose interest and was compelled to get back to her passion—feature film picture editing. It was the editing of the unusual documentary cult film, SICK: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist and Memento which brought Dody Dorn's picture editing to the attention of the rest of the world. She has since continued to work with director Christopher Nolan on several films and has repeatedly worked with noted film director, Ridley Scott. In addition to her credited editing on Scott's films, Dorn worked on the 2003 DVD releases of Alien (the "Director's Cut"). Alien is perhaps Scott's single best-known film.

Dorn has been selected for membership in the American Cinema Editors.

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