2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Film Editing

THE REVENANT
Stephen Mirrione



A slow burn epic revenge film might not land in comparison to faster paced action films, but there is still something to be said for a two hour and thirty-six minute wilderness film that still feels fresh past the second hour. Giving us enough character development and letting scenes breath is the forte of Mirrione in the editor’s chair of “The Revenant.” We feel the struggle of DiCaprio’s character as he crawls through the snow, we are given excruciating time with the bear attack, and with the help of great directing and some phenomenal cinematography, certain one shot takes are allowed to provide true scope and grandeur to an already breathtaking film.

What’s its competition? Despite having it’s own share of action, the pacing of say “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” could put them in the driver’s seat (no pun intended) when it comes to the Best Film Editing award. Although I have yet to see “The Big Short,” I also understand the editing on that is impeccable as well. “The Revenant” lands somewhere in the middle of those and definitely has a better chance of winning in other categories than in this one.

Previous nominations? This is the third Academy Award nomination for Stephen Mirrione. He was previously nominated for:

  • BABEL (2006)
    Nominee, Film Editing
  • TRAFFIC (2000)
    Winner, Film Editing

“The Revenant” (2015) Trailer:


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// Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon //Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu //
// Dated Viewed: Sunday, January 17th, 2016 // LAEMMLE NOHO 7 //  37 films – 43 days //

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