T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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For me, Raging Bull
(1980) is like my baby. It was my first major feature film. It is pure gold - beautifully directed, incredibly well acted, wonderful sound effects - that being my first break in feature film, making it is like my firstborn.
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 ...