Oscar-Nominated Editor Barney Pilling on The Grand Budapest Hotel -
February 15, 2015
With nine Academy Award nominations and countless other wins, The Grand Budapest Hotel is director Wes Anderson's most critically fêted film to date. Among those nominated for an Oscar is the film's editor, Barney Pilling, known for An Education, Never Let Me Go and the acclaimed British television series Life on Mars. Pilling, a London-based editor who had never worked with Anderson before, says he was a "bona fide Wes Anderson fan" before this project and is even more of one now. We talked to him about how he and Anderson found compatability in the edit suite, the secret to Anderson's unique voice on film, and what most surprised him about the entire experience.