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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thelma Schoonmaker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thelma Schoonmaker, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thelma Schoonmaker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thelma Schoonmaker, often where they are interviewed.

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Bonus Episode - Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is the legendary, now eight-time Oscar-nominated, three-time Oscar-winning editor of pretty much all of director Martin Scorsese’s portfolio. She’s as integral to the success of his films as the maestro himself. Their latest work together is “The Irishman,” the Netflix original film that recently racked up 10 Oscar nominations, Schoonmaker’s work among them. At three-and-a-half hours, the film is a contemporary American epic, and yet it moves like lightning. Each sequence propels the vast narrative forward. 

On this episode of “The Call Sheet,” Schoonmaker details the work that went into assembling the film, discusses Robert De Niro’s brilliant performance (after having observed his trajectory from the editing suite for decades) and much more. Also, in a bonus interview, sound mixer Tom Fleischman and sound editor Eugene Gearty explain how the power of the film lies in its subtlety and quiet moments.

Feb 03 2020 · 59mins
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'The Irishman' - Thelma Schoonmaker

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On this week's episode, Carolyn is joined by legendary editor Thelma Schoonmaker to discuss her work on Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'. She shares stories of the path that led her to work in the film industry, the collaborative nature of editing with Scorsese over the past four decades, and upcoming projects she is currently working on. 

In this podcast series, Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, extends her coverage of the filmmaking crafts. She will be talking with the cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, visual effects supervisors, and other leading artists that bring the magic of motion pictures to theaters. Subscribe now to receive episodes of this inspired new series that shines a light on the artists that spend most of their time behind the screen.

Feb 01 2020 · 35mins

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"The Irishman" Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

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How after over 40 years of working with Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman" offered something the 3-time Academy Award winning editor had never done before.
Jan 30 2020 · 49mins
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Thelma Schoonmaker - The Irishman

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We are lucky enough to sit down with one of the most celebrated film editors in the history of cinema, Thelma Schoonmaker. Over a forty-plus year career working with director Martin Scorsese, Schoonmaker has cut many of the most iconic films of the late 20th century including Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed. Along the way she has won every major award for editing. 

It's our pleasure to talk with her about her amazing career and her new film, The Irishman.

All music used by permission under the creative commons license. Music in this episode includes:

Oxygenating Mars by The Polish Ambassador

Remain By Ian Sutherland

Sundrops by The Polish Ambassador

They Went Shopping BY Captive Portal

Hindsight by Ian Sutherland

Dec 18 2019 · 40mins

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Episode 131: Editor Thelma Schoonmaker On The Music Of Scorsese

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Genius though he is, Martin Scorsese would be the first to admit the enormous debt of gratitude he owes to one Thelma Schoonmaker.

For Thelma is the woman who has edited over 20 of his movies, from Raging Bull and Casino to Gangs Of New York and The Departed. So it's truly an honour to welcome her to Soundtracking, the weekly screen music podcast. As you'd hope, she has some great stories to share with us.

Thelma was married to the late Michael Powell, one half of the legendary partnership Powell and Pressburger. Their work influenced Martin hugely - and indeed it was he who introduced Thelma to her would-be husband.

You'll hear plenty of music from their films, as well as some of the more memorable cues to feature in Martin's back catalogue. There are a few notable clips to enjoy, too ...

Mar 01 2019 · 55mins
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In the Wings- Rattlebag interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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From the Rattlebag archive the woman who puts Martin Scorsese on screen, three time Oscar winning film editor, Thelma Schoonmaker
Aug 20 2017 · 38mins
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Thelma Schoonmaker: Martin Scorsese's Secret Weapon

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Thelma Schoonmaker—with a face and demeanor like your favorite grade school teacher—may be the last person you’d imagine to helm the epic violence of Martin Scorsese’s films. Yet this earnest, soft spoken woman has edited every single movie he’s done since Raging Bull. The two’s relationship is considered one of the most successful working marriages in movie history, earning Schoonmaker three Academy Awards and seven nominations. But filmmaking wasn’t always the plan. She talks to Here’s the Thing host Alec Baldwin about Scorsese’s pet peeves, what it’s like to “create” violence, and the woman she credits with giving her the “greatest life in the world.”

Feb 07 2017 · 44mins
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Ep 53: Thelma Schoonmaker's Raging Bull

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Apologies to Mr. Scorsese and Mr. De Niro, but we at Flixwise think the true star of the 53rd movie on the Sight and Sound list, Raging Bull (1980), is editor extraordinaire Thelma Schoonmaker. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are often thought of as the quintessential actor/director tag-team. From Mean Streets through Casino the pair have amassed an impressive collection of great studies in toxic masculinity, perhaps none more noxious than today's first topic, Raging Bull. It's true that Raging Bull remains a terrific showcase for Scorsese's visual flourishes and De Niro's Capital-A Acting, and it's clear that this pair of heavyweights shared a strong conviction that the story of boxer Jake LaMotta needed to be brought to the screen. That said, today's panelists -  Lady P, Martin Kessler, and Marya E. Gates - spend a good deal of today's episode explaining why they think the woman stringing the story together is the true champion of this production.

For the second topic, the panel discusses other famous actor/director collaborators. They discuss why audiences enjoy watching recurring team-ups and they also discuss some of the pitfalls of going to the same actor well over and over again. Then they each offer up some of their personal favorite duos.

Finally, Marya tells listeners why they should check out her latest podcast project: Female Filmmaker Friday.

Nov 01 2016 · 1hr
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Thelma Schoonmaker

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Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker's collaboration with Martin Scorsese is one of the most enduring and fruitful in the history of film. The two met at New York University in the 1960s, and Schoonmaker edited Scorsese's first feature, Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967). She won the first of three Academy Awards for editing the masterpiece Raging Bull (1980), and she has cut all of Scorsese's films since, winning Oscars for her work on The Aviator (2005) and The Departed (2006). She spoke at the Museum of the Moving Image just before the release of Gangs of New York (2002).
Nov 24 2002 · 55mins