Right from the get-go, Raging Bull gets us into the head of troubled boxer Jake LaMotta as he slow-motion shadow-boxes to a Mascagni opera. Contrast this moment of grace with the brutality of Jake’s bouts, in close-combat action that capture the visceral intensity of the fight in a way that has never been equalled. Editor Thelma Schoonmaker has had a symbiotic relationship with Martin Scorsese for over fifty years. It’s one of the greatest authorial collaborations in cinema, with Schoonmaker helping creating emotional depth alongside bravura force. Raging Bull is an editing masterclass, and the first of Schoonmaker’s three Oscar-wins.