T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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People expect artists to be too normal, I think. I've been around enough of them now to see that they're very extraordinary human beings who behave differently than ordinary human beings. If they weren't as sensitive as they are they wouldn't be great artists. They are not the same as us. People should just learn to accept that.
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 ...