Dr. Paul Seydor
Marion Knott Studios 272
- The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts
The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Arts
University of Iowa, Ph.D.
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
2. Completed editing Villa Capri, a feature film written and directed by Ron Shelton, for Broad Green Films. Release date December 2017.
Peckinpah: A Guide to Resources. Oxford University Press online bibliographies. Posted February 2017: annotated bibliography of all the important research, criticism, scholarship, and biography on the American film director Sam Peckinpah and his films.
Review of The Western Real and Imagined. True West Magazine. 2015
Big Brims. True West Magazine. 2016.
THE AUTHENTIC DEATH AND CONTENTIOUS AFTERLIFE OF PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PECKINPAH'S LAST WESTERN FILM. Northwestern University Press, February 2015
Edited CHRIST THE LORD. A screen adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh for Focus Features. started 2014, completed 2015, release Spring 2016.
completed editing of The Young Messiah for Focus Features, Spring 2015.
The Faults Do Not Matter. True West Magazine. 2015