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James Lyons



Editor James Lyons gained greatest recognition in U.S. indie film circles for his multiple onscreen collaborations with director Todd Haynes. These included the groundbreaking Poison (1991), Dottie Gets Spanked (1993), Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), and Far From Heaven (2002) -- an Oscar-nominated Douglas Sirk homage. Lyons' contributions to Velvet Goldmine -- a tribute to '70s glam rock about the rise and fall of two musicians (Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale) also included co-authoring the original screen story with Haynes.



Lyons branched out into work for other directors with the 1996 Ratchet, and teamed up with Sofia Coppola to cut that director's feature debut, the shocking coming-of-age drama The Virgin Suicides (1999). In addition to his work at the editing table, Lyons occasionally acted in feature films, such as the aforementioned Poison, I Shot Andy Warhol, and Postcards from America.



Tragically, in April 2007, Lyons died of an HIV-related illness, squamous cell cancer, at age 46.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Area 407
  • Jimmy
2012
No Score Yet Autodoc
  • Actor
2009
50% The Chateau
  • Buyer 1
2002
77% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Billy Name
1996
No Score Yet Frisk
  • Gypsy Pete
1996
85% Safe
  • Cab Driver
1995
No Score Yet Post Cards from America
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Postcards from America
  • Adult David
1994
76% Poison
  • Jack Bolton
1991
63% Swoon
  • Prison Mugshot
1991
No Score Yet Tokyo File 212
  • (as Pvt. James Lyons)
1951

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