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Christopher John Dickens is a Editor British born on 1 february 1967 at England (United-kingdom)

Christopher John Dickens

Christopher John Dickens
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 february 1967 (57 years) at England (United-kingdom)

Chris Dickens is a British film and television editor. His work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), directed by Danny Boyle, won the Academy Award for Film Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic).

Chris went to Hailsham Community College in his teenage years and graduated from Bournemouth University in 1990. He worked in television for a number of years, including a stint with the director Edgar Wright on the television series Spaced. Dickens subsequently edited Wright's first feature film, Shaun of the Dead (2004). He worked again with Wright on Hot Fuzz (2007).

Dickens' editing of Slumdog Millionaire has been discussed by several critics. Peter Caranicas wrote, "'Slumdog' has a complex structure that interweaves three story strands into a single braid, yielding a rich, almost fugal narrative.

Biography

Depuis septembre 2009, il co-dirige avec Clio David CCDFILMS LTD, une société de post-production pour le cinéma et la télévision.

Best films

Les Misérables (2012)
(Editor)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
(Editor)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
(Editor)
RED 2 (2013)
(Editor)
Paul (2011)
(Editor)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
(Editor)

Usually with

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
(4 films)
Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(3 films)
Nick Frost
Nick Frost
(4 films)
Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christopher John Dickens (22 films)

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Editor

Rocketman
Rocketman (2019)
, 2h1
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Gemma Jones
Roles Editor
Rating73% 3.650213.650213.650213.650213.65021
Elton John fait irruption à une réunion des alcooliques anonymes, habillé avec un costume de scène orange extravagant. Il se livre sur ses excès et ses addictions (drogues, médicaments, sexe et alcool). Il raconte à l'assemblée l’absence de son père et les rapports parfois compliqués avec sa mère Sheila Eileen. Enfant, le jeune Reginald Dwight intègre la prestigieuse Royal Academy of Music où il montre ses talents au piano. Il développe peu à peu un gout pour l'excentricité et le rock 'n' roll. Quelques années plus tard, il rencontre le parolier Bernie Taupin. Ce dernier écrit les paroles, Elton les met ensuite en musique. La collaboration dure des années. Alors qu'Elton cache son homosexualité, il vit cependant une liaison compliquée avec son manager John Reid et fait un « faux mariage » avec Renate Blauel. Il va mettre quelques années à avouer son orientation sexuelle à ses proches.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2h15
Directed by Ron Howard, Phil Lord
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Roles Editor
Rating68% 3.446373.446373.446373.446373.44637
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Mary Queen of Scots, 2h5
Directed by Josie Rourke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Gemma Chan
Roles Editor
Rating63% 3.1540553.1540553.1540553.1540553.154055
À seulement dix-huit ans, Marie Stuart est déjà veuve, après le décès de son époux le roi de France, François II. Elle refuse de se remarier conformément à la tradition. En 1561, elle quitte donc la France pour rejoindre ses terres natales d'Écosse et réclamer le trône qui lui revient de droit. Mais la reine d'Angleterre, Élisabeth I, n'est pas de cet avis. Elles vont toutes deux devenir de véritables sœurs ennemies, malgré une fascination réciproque.
The Man with the Iron Heart, 2h
Directed by Cédric Jimenez
Origin France
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Assassinat
Actors Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Stephen Graham, Jack Reynor
Roles Editor
Rating64% 3.201743.201743.201743.201743.20174
Au début des années 1930, Reinhard Heydrich, militaire renvoyé de la Reichsmarine, rejoint le nazisme sur la suggestion de sa femme Lina. Il devient alors le bras droit du chef de la SS naissante, Heinrich Himmler. Celui-ci le nomme en 1939 à la tête du RSHA, l'organe principal de police secrète et judiciaire du Reich, dont l'une des sections est la célèbre Gestapo. Principal adjoint de Himmler, il est l’un des hommes les plus puissants du régime. En septembre 1941, Hitler lui donne en complément les attributions de vice-gouverneur de Bohême-Moravie, la partie occupée de la Tchécoslovaquie : pour cela, il a des bureaux à Prague où il règne en maître, car le gouverneur en titre Konstantin von Neurath est vieillissant et malade. Comme Heydrich est resté chef du RSHA, il a aussi pour mission de mener à son terme le plan déjà entamé d’extermination des Juifs d’Europe : la « solution finale de la question juive ».
Genius
Genius (2016)

Directed by Michael Grandage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney
Roles Editor
Rating64% 3.2495353.2495353.2495353.2495353.249535
Thomas Wolfe, écrivain excentrique, se fait révéler par Maxwell Perkins, éditeur ayant découvert F. Scott Fitzgerald et Ernest Hemingway. Entre les deux hommes naîtra une grande et profonde amitié...
Suite Française, 1h47
Directed by Saul Dibb, Saul Dibb
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes French war films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Heino Ferch, Ruth Wilson
Roles Editor
Rating70% 3.5051053.5051053.5051053.5051053.505105
In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier and her domineering mother-in-law await news of her husband. A regiment of German soldiers arrives, and promptly moves into the homes of the villagers. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno, the German commander coopting her house, but he soon infatuates her.
Macbeth
Macbeth (2015)
, 1h53
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris
Roles Editor
Rating65% 3.2983653.2983653.2983653.2983653.298365
The film starts with a funeral of Macbeth's and Lady Macbeth's child, with both parents grieving for their loss.
The Double
The Double (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Richard Ellef Ayoade
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Rade Šerbedžija, Yasmin Paige
Roles Editor
Rating64% 3.2499553.2499553.2499553.2499553.249955
Downtrodden Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss and colleagues. From his apartment he spies on a beautiful co-worker he admires, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), who lives in the apartment opposite. He sees her throwing away art and secretly retrieves and admires it.
Cuban Fury
Cuban Fury (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by James Griffith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films
Actors Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman, Rory Kinnear
Rating61% 3.0990153.0990153.0990153.0990153.099015
Former teen salsa champion Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) is now an engineer. Bruce gave up dancing after he was brutally bullied by older boys. When he finds out that his new boss, Julia, (Rashida Jones) is passionate about salsa dancing, he decides that the only way he can win her over is by re-mastering the art of dance. He seeks out his old teacher Ron (Ian McShane), who forces him to confront the reasons he quit dancing in the first place. He struggles with low self-esteem, as well as a bullying coworker and rival, Drew (Chris O'Dowd), who constantly dominates the attention of their boss Julia who they're both interested in seducing. With the help of his salsa classmates, teacher, and his former dancing partner, his sister Sam (Olivia Colman), Bruce gets up the courage to relearn all his 'rusty' dance steps and to recapture his lost "corazón" (heart), not only for the dance but for his life. When ready, his friends convince him to enter the local nightclub's salsa dance competition, with the idea that he'll invite Julia to be his dance partner. But when he goes round to hers to ask her out to the dance, he is tricked into believing that he's interrupting an intimate evening she's spending with Drew, so leaves before asking, disillusioned. Julia, meanwhile, discovers what Drew is up to and outright rejects his advances, then kicks him out whilst threatening his position at work. Julia follows Bruce to the nightclub, where he's been doing quite well with his old partner (his sister) and an old routine, and is about to enter the final heat/round of the competition. When he notices Julia had followed him to the club, he's elated and finally plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. They dance the last round of the competition, where Bruce goes on to lose the competition, but regains his true self and finally wins the girl.
RED 2
RED 2 (2013)
, 1h56
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins
Rating65% 3.2991653.2991653.2991653.2991653.299165
Three years after the previous film, while trying to lead a normal life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), who claims people are still after them, but Frank dismisses him. After appealing a second time, Marvin drives off, and his car explodes. Although Frank does not believe Marvin is dead, Sarah convinces him to go to Marvin's funeral where he delivers a teary-eyed eulogy. After the funeral, a group of government agents approach Frank and take him to be interrogated at a Yankee White Facility. During the interrogation, Jack Horton (Neal McDonough) appears with an armed SWAT team, kills most of the facility's personnel, and tells Frank that he will torture Sarah until he gets information out of Frank. Frank escapes from the room, evades Horton's assassins, and with the sudden timely help of Marvin, who turns out to be alive, goes on the run with Sarah. Marvin explains that he and Frank are being hunted because they were listed as participants in a Clandestine operation codenamed Nightshade, conducted during the Cold War to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Horton has convinced world agencies that Frank and his crew are terrorists and must be stopped. Victoria (Helen Mirren) calls, telling Frank she has been contracted by MI6 to kill the three of them. Meanwhile, top contract killer Han Cho-Bai (Lee Byung-hun), whom Horton knows is seeking revenge on Frank, is also hired.
Berberian Sound Studio, 1h32
Directed by Peter Strickland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films
Actors Toby Jones, Cosimo Massimo Fusco, Tónia Sotiropoúlou, Suzy Kendall, Chiara D'Anna, Eugenia Caruso
Roles Editor
Rating61% 3.098473.098473.098473.098473.09847
British sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) arrives at the Berberian film studio in Italy to work on what he believes is a film about horses. During a surreal meeting with Francesco, the film's producer, Gilderoy is shocked to find the film is actually an Italian giallo film, The Equestrian Vortex. He nonetheless begins work in the studio, at one point made to do Foley work, using vegetables to create sound effects for the film's increasingly gory torture sequences, and mixing voiceovers from session artists, Silvia and Claudia, into the score.
Les Misérables, 2h39
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter
Roles Editor
Rating74% 3.7484953.7484953.7484953.7484953.748495
In 1815, convict Jean Valjean is released on parole by prison guard Javert after serving a nineteen-year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread and numerous escape attempts. Valjean is refused employment due to his paroled status. He is offered food and shelter by the Bishop of Digne, but Valjean steals his silver during the night. When he is captured by the constables, the Bishop tells them that the silver was given as a gift, securing Valjean's release. The Bishop urges Valjean to do something worthwhile with his life. Moved by the Bishop's grace, Valjean breaks his parole and vows to start a new life under a new identity.
Paul
Paul (2011)
, 1h44
Directed by Greg Mottola
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Road movies, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader
Roles Editor
Rating68% 3.448083.448083.448083.448083.44808
Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost) are British comic book enthusiasts and best friends who travel to the United States to attend the annual San Diego Comic-Con International, and to take a road trip through the American Southwest to visit sites significant to UFO lore. While driving on a remote desert highway at night, Graeme and Clive observe a car driving erratically and then crash. They stop to investigate and offer assistance to the driver, who turns out to be an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). Clive faints, but Graeme agrees to assist Paul and gives him a ride.
Submarine
Submarine (2011)
, 1h37
Directed by Ben Stiller, Richard Ellef Ayoade
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Gemma Chan
Roles Editor
Rating73% 3.6504053.6504053.6504053.6504053.650405
Oliver Tate (played by Craig Roberts) is a 15-year-old from Swansea, infatuated with Jordana (Yasmin Paige). When Jordana invites Oliver to meet secretly after school, she takes pictures of them kissing, hoping to make her ex-boyfriend jealous. The plan backfires, but Jordana soon becomes his girlfriend.
Slumdog Millionaire, 2h
Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Tanay Hemant Chheda
Roles Editor
Rating79% 3.998413.998413.998413.998413.99841
In 2006, eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a former street child (child Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, adolescent Tanay Chheda) from the Juhu slum, is a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (see Kaun Banega Crorepati), and is one question away from the grand prize. However, before the ₹20 million (US$300 000) question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers. Jamal recounts, through flashbacks, the incidents in his life which provided him with each answer. These flashbacks tell the story of Jamal, his brother Salim (adult Madhur Mittal, adolescent Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, child Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail), and Latika (adult Freida Pinto, adolescent Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, child Rubina Ali). In each flashback Jamal has a point to remember one person, or song, or different things that lead to the right answer of one of the questions. The row of questions does not correspond chronologically to Jamal's life, so the story switches between different periods (childhood, adolescence) of Jamal. Some questions do not refer to points of his life (cricket champion), but by witness he comes to the right answer.