Folmar Blangsted (October 6, 1904 – August 11, 1982) was born in Denmark and settled in the United States; he is noted as the film editor for more than seventy feature films and television programs.
|Born||October 6, 1904|
|Died||August 11, 1982 (aged 77)|
Los Angeles, California
|Other names||Folmer Blangsted |
Folmer Blangsted Pedersen
|Years active||1937–1976 (film)|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Capra Blangsted (1937–1955)|
Else Blangsted (1960–1982)
In 1937 Blangsted directed two films, the westerns Westbound Mail and The Old Wyoming Trail (both for the Columbia Pictures Corporation). His first editing credit was for The Doughgirls (1944), which was produced by the Warner Bros. studio. At that time, it was customary for film editors working for the Hollywood studios to work for several years as uncredited assistant editors. Blangsted worked on films and television programs for Warner Bros. into the 1970s. Blangsted's last credit is for a 1976 film Face of Darkness that was produced in England.
Blangsted was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Summer of '42 (1971), and he won the American Cinema Editors Eddie award for the film. He had been selected for membership in the American Cinema Editors.
- The Doughgirls (1944).
- Flamingo Road (1949). Directed by Michael Curtiz.
- Distant Drums (1951)
- A Star Is Born (1954). Directed by George Cukor.
- Marjorie Morningstar (1958).
- The Left Handed Gun (1958). The directorial debut of Arthur Penn.
- Rio Bravo (1959). Directed by Howard Hawks, and entered into the United States National Film Registry.
- The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960). One of several pictures directed by Delbert Mann and edited by Blangsted.
- Merrill's Marauders (1962). Directed by Samuel Fuller.
- Palm Springs Weekend (1963).
- Dead Ringer (1964).
- Dear Heart (1964). Directed by Delbert Mann.
- Up the Down Staircase (1967). The first of four films directed by Robert Mulligan and edited by Blangsted.
- Camelot (1967). Film adaptation of the musical; directed by Joshua Logan.
- Summer of '42 (1971). Directed by Robert Mulligan.
- Birthdate and date of death confirmed using the California Death Index (1940-1997). See "Folmar Blangsted".
- Ann Capra was the sister of the director Frank Capra. See Capra, Frank (1997). The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography. Da Capo Press. p. 237. ISBN 9780306807718.
- Sheehan, Susan (October 17, 1988). "Nothing Else to Wish For". The New Yorker. p. 43.
- Pitts p.390
- See the interview with Rudy Freeman: Almo, Laura (July 2012). "Longtime Assistants: The Heart and Soul of the Editing Room". Editors Guild Magazine. 1 (4).
- Folmar Blangsted on IMDb
- The designation ACE following an editor's name indicates membership in the American Cinema Editors, which is an honorary society. See Tonguette, Peter (November 2012). "Give Them Some Credit: How Post-Production Practitioners Received On-Screen Acknowledgement". Editors Guild Magazine. 1 (6).
- Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.
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