T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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From MTV on, the speed of editing has increased, and that is now entering into narrative editing. People are not relying on good shots to tell the story, and I don't think you can sustain that kind of cutting for the full length of a film.
Worked mainly as an editor for Martin Scorsese
, who had tried for years to convince her to work for him. She was unable to work in Hollywood, however, because she couldn't get into the union. When Scorsese called to ask her to work on Raging Bull
(1980), she again demurred because of lack of union membership. However, she believes that Al Pacino
got her into the union. To this day, she does not ...