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Director's Guild of Great Britain Honours Michael Powell

Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, savaged by the critics on its release in 1960, was described as a more influential work than Alfred Hitchcocks's Psycho at a screening of the film at Notting Hill's Electric Cinema yesterday. Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who now works with the likes of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola made this comparison between the two horror films which were released within three months of one another : "Michael really got under the skin - more so than Hitchcock in Psycho - that is why it affected people like Scorsese so much"

These reporters, what are they like?

They didn't mention that Thelma was Powell's wife & therefore might be a little bit biased.

And yes Thelma knows Coppola but she's never edited for him.

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