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Elephants Gerald's rating of the film Terms of Endearment

I'm curious to what extent Scorcese and Schoonmaker were influenced by James L. Brooks -- I can see in TERMS and in BROADCAST NEWS their mid-era GOODFELLAS style of pacing, condensing of time, fragmented moments that nevertheless stand as full short films in themselves. That team's films, along with those two films by Brooks, stand as some of the sharpest, most well-paced American films ever made.