Happy International Women Day.
Name: Thelma Colbert Schoomaker
Born: January 3, 1970
From: Algiers, Algeria
Alma Mater: Cornell University
Her parents are North Americans and she begins to live in the U.S. as a teenager. She attended to Cornell University and studied political science and Russian.
“While doing graduate work at Columbia University, Thelma Schoonmaker answered an ad that offered on-the-job training as an assistant film editor.” as it says in wikipedia. She find interest in films and took a 6- week course in filmmaking in NYU where she met none other than Martin Scorsese.
Schoonmaker is one of the most important women in film history, she is also one of the best film editors among men in the industry.
This woman is one of the saviors of Scorsese and the responsible of the great editing of film as Raging Bull, The Departed , Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Hugo, etc.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards of 7 nominations. A master.
Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake – 1966 ( First Work)
Raging Bull – 1980
The King of Comedy -1982
After Hours – 1985
The Color of Money – 1985
Bad: Michael Jackson music video- 1987
The Last temptation of Christ – 1988
Goodfellas – 1990
Cape Fear – 1991
The Age of innocence – 1993
Kundun – 1997
Gangs of New York – 2002
Bringing out the dead – 1999
The Aviator -2004
The Departed – 2006
Shutter Island – 2010
Hugo – 2011
The Wolf of Wall Street -2013
Silence – 2016
The Irishman – 2018 ( Coming Soon)
Winner of 3 Academy Awards for Raging Bull , Aviator and The Departed.
Long years making films together. A historical journey.
This work require patience and dedication. It’s hard work give shape to a story.
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