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Cinema magazine programme. Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker takes Francine behind the scenes of one of the great set-pieces in Martin Scorsese's gangster picture Goodfellas.

With Francine Stock

Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker takes Francine behind the scenes of one of the great set-pieces in Martin Scorsese's classic gangster picture Goodfellas. And reveals why the director once considered burning all copies of the movie.

The Film Programme begins a new series about cinema history that hopefully will change cinema history - The A to Z of Film. Two critics slug it out to get their chosen film-maker into the programme's alphabet of movie directors. This week, critic Naima Khan and Jonathan Romney face off as Andrea Arnold takes on Michelangelo Antonioni.

Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh consider how Natalie Portman's perfomance as Jackie Kennedy compares with other portrayals of the First Lady from actors as diverse as Katie Holmes, Joanne Whalley and ex Charlies Angel Jaclyn Smith.

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