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Dina Eaton, James Bond music editor, dies at 70


Dina Eaton, a British music editor famous for working on the James Bond franchise, has died aged 70. She also worked with Michael Cimino, John Singleton, Bernardo Bertolucci and Edgar Wright during her career. On the first day of February, Eaton suffered complications following a medical procedure in Kingston, England. The Hollywood Reporter learned that she had died through fellow editor William Webb. The music figure has already beaten cancer twice.

In ten years, from 1998 to 2008 with Eon Productions, she edited more than 50 films. Of course, those entries include the 007 franchise. But, Eaton in particular teamed up with composer David Arnold on Roger Spottiswoode tomorrow never dies in 1997. Two years later, she helped direct Michael Apted The world is not enough to live. Then in the 2000s, she will follow with Lee Tamahori’s die another day in 2002 Martin Campbell Casino Royale four years later, and complete it with Marc Forster’s Quantum of Comfort In 2008.

Eaton’s path to filmmaking was a bit unconventional. Born in 1951, she took a course in communication and design in her youth at Oxford Polytechnic. From there, John Thompson gave him a chance to ride with The Dove in 1974 then Mr Quilp the next year. Jim Henson fans will notice that she helped with music editing on The big hug of the puppets alongside Michael Clifford in 1981. Other geek media favorites like The dark crystal alongside composer Trevor Jones shortly thereafter.

After meeting on Mr Quilp, Eaton married British director Michael Tuchner. They were married from 1987 until the filmmaker’s death in 2017. His last completed film was The Mercy in 2018. Eaton is survived by his mother Joan and sister Jo.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Eaton family at this time.