Venice: Thelma Schoonmaker, a three-time Academy Award winner, was awarded on Friday the second Gucci award for women's achievement in filmmaking for her work editing Hugo. Schoonmaker, 72, has worked on every Scorsese feature film and won the Academy Award for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed.
"I just don't think I would have become a filmmaker if I hadn't met him," Schoonmaker told The Associated Press after receiving the prize. The two met in film class at New York University in 1962, while Schoonmaker was considering either a career as a diplomat or in primitive art.
"He was just a student and I helped him salvage his negatives. He had cut them wrong... and that's the beginning of our relationship of trust," she said. Her favourite film is Raging Bull, her first major film, which she called 'pure gold'. She said she thinks women make good editors because they are more collaborative - and praised Scorsese for having many women working for him.
"Scorsese told me some of the editors he worked with were men every cut was a battle. With me and him it's about the film and it's a wonderful collaboration," she said....more
05:46 PM, Sep 01, 2012
New Delhi: In a bid to honour Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - on her 115th birth anniversary, Google has today put up a doodle on its homepage that features Earhart climbing up the aircraft "Lockheed 5B Vega," which she used to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. The Google letters take the place of the original registration number of...
11:08 AM, Jul 24, 2012