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All Time Top Five
Thelma

Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor

Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker has worked with Martin Scorsese for over fifty years and is one of the world's most revered movie editors. Here, she lists her all-time top five movies.

1

Raging Bull

1980

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The direction, camera work, acting, and music were pure gold for me to edit.

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Raging Bull
1980
128 Mins | R
The rise and fall of boxing champion Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro).


2

Faces

1968

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An amazing film that defies description - never seen anything like it - it is burned into my mind.

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Faces
1968
130 Mins | R
Exec (John Marley) and wife (Lynn Carlin) try infidelity for a night.


3

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

1943

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Another original astounding film that is hard to describe - you have to experience it - it is never sentimental, but is packed with emotion and surprises. You never know what is going to happen next.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
1943
163 Mins | U
Boer War subaltern (Roger Livesey) becomes colonel, has three lovers (Deborah Kerr).


4

The Flowers of St. Francis

1950

Real Italian monks play the characters in this film. The way the life of St. Francis is evoked with utter simplicity and unexpected events is fantastic. The monks take in and love eccentric characters and after building such a wonderful community based on love, they separate to go and preach to the world.

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The Flowers of St. Francis
1950
93 Mins | PG
St. Francis of Assisi leads a simple life while delivering his message of love, peace and freedom.


5

The Red Shoes

1948

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It is about how a passionate devotion to art can make the rest of your life very complicated. It reflects the way I feel about the job I love as an editor of Martin Scorsese's films, and how it has at times created strains in my personal life - but I wouldn't change my devotion to Scorsese's films for anything.

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The Red Shoes
1948
133 Mins | U
A ballerina (Moira Shearer) loves a ballet composer but dances for an obsessive impresario.


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