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Jay Rabinowitz, ACE

Jay Rabinowitz has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with Jim Jarmusch.  Their previous work together includes Broken FlowersCoffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiYear of the Horse (for which Mr. Rabinowitz received an ACE [American Cinema Editors] Award nomination), Dead Man, Night on Earth, and the “INT. TRAILER. NIGHT.” segment of the Ten Minutes Older series of short films.

His other credits as film editor include Mark Webber’s directorial debut Explicit Ills; Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There; Frank Oz’ The Stepford Wives; Adam Bhala Lough’s Bomb the System (for which he was honored with the Best Editing award at the Milan Film Festival) and Weapons; Curtis Hanson’s Academy Award-winning 8 Mile; Arliss Howard’s Big Bad Love and R. Less Howard’s telefilm Dawn Anna; Stacy Cochran’s short Richard Lester!; Paul Schrader’s Academy Award-winning Affliction; Keith Gordon’s Mother Night; Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven; and Sara Driver’s When Pigs Fly.

Mr. Rabinowitz’ editing for Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream was cited as the year’s best by the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Online Film Critics Society; subsequently, the latter group cited his editing for Mr. Aronofsky’s The Fountain as the year’s best.

He also functioned as music editor on Explicit IllsBomb the System and WeaponsBig Bad LoveRequiem for a Dream; When Pigs Fly; and Mr. Jarmusch’s Broken FlowersCoffee and Cigarettes, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

For Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, he edited numerous episodes of the television series Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street.  Mr. Rabinowitz worked with legendary photographer Robert Frank on the latter’s film Last Supper.

His other work includes The Tree of Life, the latest film from writer/director Terrence Malick and Rampart from Oscar nominated writer/director Oren Moverman.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, talks about editing the split love scene from Requiem for a Dream.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on purposely breaking the rules with the film Requiem for a Dream.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on working with a director who is an editor with the film I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on editing a collage approach to filmmaking in the film I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on working with director Jim Jarmusch on the film Dead Man.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on the relationship between the actor and the editor from I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on utilizing close-ups to reveal character in the film Rampart.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on editing several complex camera movements in Rampart.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, discusses the very last film he edited on film, Affliction.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, looks back on his first time as a lead editor, working on Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth.