The news this morning about Sally Menke hit me harder than expected. Mostly because it wasn’t expected. She was 56, and in her prime. She just got an Oscar nomination last year for Inglorious Basterds; her best work in my humble opinion.
Women like her are a rare thing in Hollywood. She wasn’t just talented, she was brilliant. I’m not sure Tarantino’s films will be the same going forward.
She will be deeply missed.
Here are my favorite sequences from their films together. Sequences that easily rank amongst some of the coolest ever.