Required Reading: Schoonmaker’s Mastery and Evil Finger-Tenting

The Wolf of Wall Street

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Thelma Schoonmaker talks to The Dissolve about her collaboration with Martin Scorsese” — An incredibly informative talk, Noel Murray sits down with the veteran editor to discuss Scorsese’s gutsy lack of coverage on the Wolf of Wall Street car scene, how to think like an editor and much more.

Death Raises Questions About On-Set Safety” — Michael Cieply at The New York Times gets depth on Sarah Jones’ tragic, fatal accident, keeping momentum alive for an industry’s need to change.

Please Critics, Write About the Filmmaking” — Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com unleashes on the unnamed masses who write thousands of words without ever really saying anything about the craft.

James Rebhorn’s Self-Written Obituary” — It’s always difficult to lose a public figure whose brought a lot of joy to your life, and this self-penned obit will probably bring a tear to your eye.

A Brief History of Evil Finger-Tenting” — From Mr. Burns to The Muppets, Mike Pesca at Slate traces back a dexterous symbol of wrong-doing back to Lionel Barrymore.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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