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Thelma Schoonmaker: My All Time Top 5
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.

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Raging Bull
1980
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The direction, camera work, acting, and music were pure gold for me to edit.

2
Faces
1968
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An amazing film that defies description - never seen anything like it - it is burned into my mind.

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.

4
The Flowers of St. Francis
1950
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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.

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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