Women Directors And Their Films

Author: Mary G. Hurd
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985783
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Women Directors And Their Films from the Author: Mary G. Hurd. Provides biographical information and critical analysis of the lives and works of the most important female directors of American and international film.

Women Directors The Emergence Of A New Cinema

Author: Barbara Quart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391106
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Women Directors The Emergence Of A New Cinema from the Author: Barbara Quart. Quart here extends her previous writings on what she terms `the best narrative cinema: women-centered cinema' and feminist filmmaking. Quart addresses American, Western European, and Eastern European directors, closing with Third World examples. Arguing that independent filmmaking best serves the quest for a woman's voice and vision, Quart chronicles the survival of women directors. She traces a heritage of women directors inside the Hollywood system and beyond. . . . This excellent study . . . [is] recommended for undergraduates in film and women's studies. Choice The current level of activity among women directors is unequalled in the history of feature films. This unprecedented study examines major contemporary women directors of narrative feature film--their themes, their art, and the circumstances under which they work. Quart contends that women are creating a film language and film sensibility that are unique, strong, and--until now--unexplored. Her discussion centers on the ties between women directors, rather than on a survey of women who direct films. Beginning with the antecedents to today's burgeoning number of women directors, the study progresses to American women directors. Subsequent chapters focus on womenn directors in Western Europe and Eastern Europe, with some attention as well to Asia and Latin America.

Taking Stage

Author: Helen Manfull
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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Taking Stage from the Author: Helen Manfull. A celebration of the craft of thirteen of the UK and Ireland's top women theatre directors Taking Stage follows the careers and approaches of thirteen women directors who have risen to the top of their profession in the British and Irish theatre. The various stories told here in candid interviews show just how hard the path and journey has been for women ambitious to have a career in what has always been a male preserve. They talk about their own working methods and their most celebrated productions from preparation, to working on a text, to casting decisions, rehearsals, defining space and learning to take charge. We learn about their influences, their network of support and the mutual respect each of these women has for the other. "I recommend this book to anyone, male or female, who wants to know what it's like to be a director. These women speak candidly about the perils and pleasures of their own lives and along the way give us pointers towards a different kind of future" (Genista McIntosh, Executive Director, Royal National Theatre)

Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors

Author: Janis L. Pallister
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1611474434
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Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors from the Author: Janis L. Pallister. Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors A Sequel is a comprehensive guide that foregrounds the productions of nearly three hundred Francophone women filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, QuZbec, and even Thailand. The book begins following films released after the publication of Pallister and Hottell's last volume, Francophone Women Film Directors, in 2005 and stops after the Cannes film festival in 2010.

In Her Voice

Author: Melissa Silverstein
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504023811
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In Her Voice from the Author: Melissa Silverstein. In Her Voice is the first book that takes the words and experiences of a diverse group of celebrated women film directors and puts their voices front and center. This unique volume of interviews presents more than 40 feature and documentary directors from around the world, including Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), Callie Khouri (Mad Money), Sally Potter (Rage), Lone Scherfig (An Education) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). In Her Voice is a call to arms and a reminder to movie lovers, students and the entertainment industry about the significance of women directors and their growing, integral position in the world of filmmaking. It is also a message for women directors to not give up?—your voice counts. Your vision matters.

Women Filmmakers In Early Hollywood

Author: Karen Ward Mahar
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801890845
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Women Filmmakers In Early Hollywood from the Author: Karen Ward Mahar. Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood explores when, how, and why women were accepted as filmmakers in the 1910s and why, by the 1920s, those opportunities had disappeared. In looking at the early film industry as an industry—a place of work—Mahar not only unravels the mystery of the disappearing female filmmaker but untangles the complicated relationship among gender, work culture, and business within modern industrial organizations. In the early 1910s, the film industry followed a theatrical model, fostering an egalitarian work culture in which everyone—male and female—helped behind the scenes in a variety of jobs. In this culture women thrived in powerful, creative roles, especially as writers, directors, and producers. By the end of that decade, however, mushrooming star salaries and skyrocketing movie budgets prompted the creation of the studio system. As the movie industry remade itself in the image of a modern American business, the masculinization of filmmaking took root. Mahar's study integrates feminist methodologies of examining the gendering of work with thorough historical scholarship of American industry and business culture. Tracing the transformation of the film industry into a legitimate "big business" of the 1920s, and explaining the fate of the female filmmaker during the silent era, Mahar demonstrates how industrial growth and change can unexpectedly open—and close—opportunities for women.

Francophone Women Film Directors

Author: Janis L. Pallister
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640463
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Francophone Women Film Directors from the Author: Janis L. Pallister. This guide offers listings of some 300 Francophone women from around the world & their work. Wherever possible, entries include dates, brief biographies, descriptions & brief critical analyses.

Women Filmmakers Their Films

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: St James Press
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Women Filmmakers Their Films from the Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b&w portraits and stills.

Women Film Directors

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289729
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Women Film Directors from the Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Features the history and work of the most important women in the world of fictional narrative filmmaking--authoritative, historical, international.