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An Epic Film Collaboration That Began Five Decades Ago at NYU

Shutterstock_ThelmaSchoonmakerWall Street Journal film features writer Rachel Dodes has the next best thing to a new Martin Scorsese-Thelma Schoonmaker movie: an interview piece about their 46-year collaboration.

So often, great things come from modest beginnings. In other words, neither one of these artists schemed in 1967 to conquer the world, garner X amount of Twitter followers or Y Facebook likes. Instead, they just started collaborating and to the benefit of us all, continue this holiday season with The Wolf of Wall Street:

Schoonmaker, 73, met Scorsese 50 years ago while she was taking a summer-editing course at NYU. She helped him edit his first feature film, 1967′s Who’s That Knocking at My Door. They stayed in touch, working together on Woodstock, a 1970 documentary, but didn’t start collaborating regularly until Raging Bull.

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Citizen Kane Top Film–AFI 100

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Citizen Kane is the best movie ever according to American Film Institute.

Here’s the top 10 list, plus a little Oscar trivia:

1. Citizen Kane
(Lost Best Picture to How Green Was My Valley)
2. The Godfather
(won Best Picture for parts I and II, part III lost to Dances with Wolves)
3. Casablanca
(won Best Picture)
4. Raging Bull
(lost Best Picture Oscar to Ordinary People.)
5. Singin’ in the Rain
(not nominated for Best Picture)
6. Gone with the Wind
(won Best Picture)
7. Lawrence of Arabia
(won Best Picture)
8. Schindler’s List
(won Best Picture)
9. Vertigo
(not nominated for Best Picture)
10. Wizard of Oz
(lost Best Picture to Gone With the Wind)

New to this year’s list were the following:

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