Bob Murawski

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Bob Murawski
Robert Lee Murawski

(1964-06-14) June 14, 1964 (age 59)
Other namesDutch Murawski
Occupation(s)Film editor, distributor
SpouseChristina "Chris" Innis (2008–present)

Bob Murawski (born June 14, 1964) is an American film editor. He was awarded the 2010 Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on The Hurt Locker, which he shared with his wife, fellow editor Chris Innis. He often works with film director Sam Raimi, having edited the Spider-Man trilogy, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.[1] Murawski is an elected member of the American Cinema Editors,[2] and is (with Sage Stallone) the co-founder of Grindhouse Releasing, an acclaimed film distribution company specializing in re-releases of cult films.

Early life[edit]

Murawski was born in Bad Axe, Michigan, and grew up in the thumb of the state. He was the valedictorian at his high school in Bad Axe, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a major in Telecommunications.


Soon after graduation, he interned with Detroit-based film sub-distributor, Bob Mason of Mason Releasing. Murawski then moved to Hollywood, where he worked as an assistant editor on several films, including Raimi's comic-book-inspired picture Darkman.[1]

Film editing[edit]

Murawski has largely worked as a film editor, primarily for director/producer Sam Raimi, on films including Army of Darkness, The Gift, Drag Me to Hell and the Spider-Man series of films. He also co-edited the Academy Award winning film, The Hurt Locker with editor Chris Innis.[1] Raimi has said of working with Murawski

He’d come (down to the set) to see how things were going and to let me know if he’d just cut something that wasn’t working the way he’d wanted it to, or to suggest a pick-up shot I should get for a piece he felt we needed in a sequence I hadn’t realized I needed. He’s very detail-oriented... So we’re very close collaborators.

Raimi finds editing with Murawski to be "relaxing", adding

I love it... I can watch the film come together, so it’s a time of discovery for me as Bob and I fit all the pieces together.[3]

Murawski has also cut music videos for such groups as The Ramones, Motörhead, and Sublime.[1] Bob Murawski appears in the documentary 78/52 directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, a post-modern breakdown of the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.[4] He is represented by International Creative Management (ICM).[1]

Film distribution[edit]

In 1995, born out of a mutual love for rare and unseen cult films, Bob Murawski and actor/director and son of Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone formed Grindhouse Releasing.[5] Murawski continues to run Grindhouse and partner Box Office Spectaculars, both companies that restore, preserve, and distribute classic cult and Euro-horror films. The two labels have digitally remastered classic cult films such as The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster, The Big Gundown starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, Lucio Fulci's spaghetti-horror masterpiece, E tu vivrai nel terrore (a.k.a. The Beyond) as well as Italian cannibal films Make Them Die Slowly (a.k.a. Cannibal Ferox), Cannibal Holocaust, American cult film I Drink Your Blood (1970) (directed by David E. Durston), and director Juan Piquer Simón's cult horror film, Pieces. The company is currently presenting the release of An American Hippie in Israel (on Blu-ray/DVD) and Duke Mitchell's previously unreleased independent feature, Gone with the Pope (screening theatrically).[1] Box Office Spectaculars and Grindhouse has also handled the theatrical re-release and negative restoration of director Sam Raimi's cult horror film, The Evil Dead as well as helming the digital restorations (in association with Columbia Pictures/Sony) of the rare spaghetti western The Big Gundown and The Swimmer directed by Frank Perry.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Murawski is married to film editor Christina "Chris" Innis. The two editors met while working together on the Universal/CBS television series American Gothic and married in 2008.[8] The pair has worked together on the Academy Award winning film The Hurt Locker, and on several Sam Raimi productions such as The Gift, and Spider-Man, as well as collaborating on Grindhouse Releasing/Box Office Spectaculars releases.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film editing[edit]

Film distributor[edit]

  • Cannibal Ferox (a.k.a. Make them Die Slowly) - (Grindhouse Releasing) - released LD: 1997; VHS: 1999: DVD: July 2000, Blu-ray: 2015
  • Cat in the Brain (a.k.a. Nightmare Concert, Un gatto nel cervello) - (Box Office Spectaculars) - released LD: 1998, DVD: 2009
  • The Beyond (a.k.a. Seven Doors of Death, E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà) - (Grindhouse Releasing) - released DVD: October 2000, re-released 2008, Blu-ray: 2015
  • I Drink Your Blood (a.k.a. Hydro-Phobia) - (Box Office Spectaculars) - released DVD: 2002; re-released 2006
  • Cannibal Holocaust - (Grindhouse Releasing) - released DVD: 2005, re-released 2008, Blu-ray: 2014
  • Pieces (a.k.a. Mil gritos tiene la noche) - (Box Office Spectaculars) - released DVD: October 2008
  • Gone with the Pope (a.k.a. Kiss the Ring) - (Box Office Spectaculars / Grindhouse Releasing) - released 2010 (theatrical), 2015 (Blu-ray/DVD combo)
  • An American Hippie in Israel (a.k.a. Ha-Trempist, The Hitch Hiker) - (Box Office Spectaculars / Grindhouse Releasing) (Blu-ray/DVD release, 2013)
  • Corruption - (Box Office Spectaculars / Sony Pictures) (Restoration, Blu-ray/DVD release, 2013)
  • The Big Gundown (a.k.a. La resa dei conti) - (Box Office Spectaculars / Sony Pictures) (Restoration, Blu-ray/DVD release, 2013)
  • The Swimmer - (Box Office Spectaculars / Sony Pictures) (Restoration, Blu-ray/DVD release, 2014)
  • Massacre Mafia Style - (Box Office Spectaculars) Blu-ray/DVD release 2015

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bob Murawski at IMDb
  2. ^ American Cinema Editors - Official web site Archived 2008-02-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "DIRECTor's CHAIR: SAM RAIMI - 'DRAG ME TO HELL' | Articles | Post Magazine". Archived from the original on August 2, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2013. - Post Magazine "Director's Chair: Sam Raimi - Drag Me to Hell" by Ian Blair, July 1, 2009
  4. ^ IMDB - 78/52
  5. ^ [1] Interview with exploitation film distributor Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing
  6. ^ The Evil Dead Returns To The Big Screen!
  7. ^ Original EVIL DEAD roaring back to the big screen Archived October 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Horror at the Oscars 3: The Spawning
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (November 8, 2017). "Orson Welles' Final Film 'Other Side of the Wind' Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dennis Hopper, Orson Welles movie to debut at Venice film festival". Wellesnet | Orson Welles Web Resource. July 28, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  11. ^ "Still Watching: Loki: Still Watching: Loki - Preview with Michael Waldron on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  12. ^ [2] International Press Academy 2014 Satellite Awards Nominations
  13. ^ "The 82nd Academy Awards | 2010".
  14. ^ "2010 Film Awards - Film - Awards - the BAFTA site". Archived from the original on January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2010.
  15. ^ Hurt Locker, Avatar, District 9 among ACE nominees
  16. ^ "Indie Heavy Golden Satellite Nods", Indewire, by Peter Knegt, November 29, 2009 Archived February 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Brevet, Brad (December 21, 2009). "'Hurt Locker' Leads Pack with Four Wins at 2009 Satellite Awards". Retrieved December 21, 2009.
  18. ^ "Hurt Locker, Basterds win Online Film Critics Awards". January 6, 2010.
  19. ^ Variety "'Hurt Locker' tops with Boston critics: Pic takes four other kudos as journos hand out honors" by Daniel Kimmel, December 13, 2009
  20. ^ Davis, Don (December 16, 2009). "'Hurt Locker' wins big with Vegas critics". Variety. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  21. ^ Indiewire "Serious Man, Firth, Swinton Among Cinephile Society Winners" by Peter Knegt, February 17, 2010
  22. ^ Variety "BFCA announces its nominees" by Stuart Levine, December 14, 2009
  23. ^ Post Production Buyers Guide, Hollywood Post Alliance, "Hollywood Post Alliance Announce 2009 Award Nominees", October 1, 2009 Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ Variety "Nominees announced for post awards" by David S. Cohen, October 1, 2009
  25. ^ "AFI AWARDS 2004: Movies of the Year". Archived from the original on May 27, 2005.
  26. ^ "William K. Everson Award for Film History Archives". National Board of Review. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "National Society of Film Critics honors 'The Other Side of the Wind'". Wellesnet | Orson Welles Web Resource. January 6, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  28. ^ a b c d e f "'The Other Side of the Wind' racks up Best of 2018 honors". December 17, 2018.
  29. ^ "Biennale Cinema 2018 | Bob Murawski to receive the new Campari Passion for Film award". La Biennale di Venezia. August 10, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2019.

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