» Dr. Paul Seydor

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Dr. Paul Seydor
Office Location:
Marion Knott Studios 272
(714) 744-7901
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts
The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Arts
University of Iowa, Ph.D. in American Civilization
Editor Paul Seydor has a unique background, combining a Ph.D. in American Civilization with a triple emphasis in American Literature, American Intellectual History and Film from the University of Iowa, with scholarly research and writing, and a major career in filmmaking honored by an Academy Award nomination and an American Cinema Editors award.  In the industry, his work with a long list of impressive directors, including Ron Shelton, is testament to his reputation.  Paul has taught at both the University of Southern California and the University of Iowa.  His books on director Sam Peckinpah gave birth to a reevaluation of Peckinpah as a master director in American cinema.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
I finished my book THE AUTHENTIC DEATH AND CONTENTIOUS AFTERLIFE OF PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PECKINPAH'S LAST WESTERN FILM. It will be published February 2015. I also edited a pilot for television, "The Novice," directed by Robert Schwentke, for F0x 2100. I did audio commentaries for the DVD releases of The Train, The Killer Elite, Noon Wine, Conrack, and Under Fire.