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T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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I'm not a person who believes in the great difference between women and men as editors. But I do think that quality is key. We're very good at organizing and discipline and patience, and patience is 50 per cent of editing. You have to keep banging away at something until you get it to work. I think women are maybe better at 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 ...