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Alien & Alien 3 Editor Terry Rawlings Passes Away Aged 86

It is with great sadness that I must report that Terry Rawlings has passed away today at the age of 86. Terry maybe best known to Alien fans for working alongside Sir Ridley Scott and David Fincher as the editor for both Alien and Alien 3.

He was nominated for BAFTAs for his work on Alien and Blade Runner. In 2006, he received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award and in 2014 Terry received the BAFTA Special Award for “his outstanding contribution to picture and sound editing.

 Alien & Alien 3 Editor Terry Rawlings Passes Away Aged 86

Charles de Lauzirika shared a lovely tribute to Terry which you can find below.

The thoughts of the Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy staff and community go out to Terry Rawlings’ family and friends. Rest in peace, Terry.

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Comments: 15
  1. Captain Dallas
    Give Godspeed Terry Rawlings,dhad a friend West-editor in Los Angeles who said Terry was the best:)Looks like my AlienDay double feature will be Alien&Alien3-Assmbly Cut of course....I'm sad :-[
  2. The1PerfectOrganism
    Genuine and talented, and right
    on David Fincher's Alien.
    I always felt the  prolific editor's absence
    on James Cameron's Aliens.
  3. HuDaFuK
    Was sad to hear this. His editing on Alien is of course legendary, but some of the stuff he did on Alien 3 is among my favourite moments from the whole series; the intercut funeral/Alien birth scene and Ripley's death in particular are wonderfully edited sequences.

    Also really enjoy his bits in the Wreckage and Rage documentary, especially all the rather frank stuff towards the end that got cut out in the original DVD edit :laugh:
  4. LtJesseRipley
    RIP Terry Rawlings.  I know you from and enjoyed the Alien 3 Making of documentary, it's one of my Favourite Documentaries.  I love how passionate you where about editing and you really wanted what was best for the movie. RIP Buddy!
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