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Thelma Schoonmaker


Thelma Schoonmaker was born on January 3, 1940 in Algeria as Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker. She is an editor, known for The Departed (2006), Goodfellas (1990) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She was previously married to Michael Powell. See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bombay Velvet
 2011 Hugo
 2007 The Key to Reserva (Short)
 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (Rockshow Concert)
 2006 The Departed
 2004 The Aviator
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (segment "Bad")
 2001 My Voyage to Italy (Documentary)
 1997 Kundun
 1995 Casino
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (video "Bad")
 1991 Cape Fear
 1990 Made in Milan (Short documentary)
 1990 Goodfellas (film editor)
 1989 New York Stories (segment "Life Lessons")
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short)
 1985 After Hours
 1980 Rockshow (Documentary)
 1980 Raging Bull
 1979 Wings Over the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Street Scenes (Documentary)
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (as T. Schoonmaker)
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Other Works:

Edited Michael Jackson music video "Bad" (1987).

Alternate Names:

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. See more »

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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 ... See more »

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