Schoonmaker, Thelma (1940–)

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Schoonmaker, Thelma (1940–)

American film editor. Born Jan 3, 1940, in Algeria; attended New York University, 1960s; m. Michael Powell (English screenwriter and director), 1984 (died 1990).

Met Martin Scorsese while studying at New York University; edited his debut film Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968); played a key role in helping to create his distinctive visual style and continued collaborating with him for over 4 decades; was one of the principal editors of Woodstock (1970), for which she was nominated for Academy Award; won Academy Award for Raging Bull (1980) and nominated once more for Goodfellas (1990); other films include Finnegan's Wake (1965), The King of Comedy (1983), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), New York Stories (1989), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Casino (1995), Grace of My Heart (1996) Kundun (1997), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004).