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Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, best known for his violent gangster films, has used the same female editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, on every movie he’s made since Raging Bull in 1980.

Raging Bull, Cape Fear, Goodfellas… the woman behind Scorsese’s classics

Tonight many of the actors walking up the red carpet to the Bafta awards ceremony in the Albert Hall will be wearing a ribbon in a show of support for the Time’s Up campaign, launched to promote and protect women working in film.

It is clearly a cause still in need of champions, given that half the cinema audience is women and only 4% of major films are directed by them.

But this is not the whole story. For among the major award recipients tonight will be film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, cinema’s ultimate backroom heroine, who has worked alongside Martin Scorsese since he made Raging Bull in 1980.

Schoonmaker, 79, is to be honoured with a Bafta fellowship in recognition of a 50-year career that is testament to the hidden legacy o… Continue Reading (7 minute read)

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