The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women

Mango Media Inc., 15.11.2018 - 236 Seiten

 Inspiring biographies of women who make movies

With the success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman and the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever.

Movies with a female perspective: You may have heard the term “male gaze,” coined in the 1970s to talk about what happens to viewers when the majority of art and entertainment has been made by the one gender perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What does the world look like through the “female gaze”?

Movies made by women: The Female Gaze comprises of a list detailing the essential movies from the past and present made by women. It delves into what the female perspective gives to each of the films.

A collection of fascinating biographies: Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. Learn about the hidden figures of filmmaking and about the acclaimed luminaries of the past and present.

Readers will learn:

• The accomplishments of numerous women in film such as Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Kathryn Bigelow, Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig and more
• The lives of these women and the struggles they faced carving a place for themselves in the film industry
• How these women’s unique voices shaped the films they made and influenced all the film world

An essential movie list by women: The Female Gaze contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics, about a woman or a movie made by women that they love.

A guidebook for movie lovers who want to support women in film!


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Sumeyye Korkaya on Meshes of the Afternoon 1943
Daisies 1966
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 197561
Tomris Laffly on News from Home 1977
Tiffany Vazquez on Paris Is Burning 1991
Orlando 1992
Roth Cornet on The Piano 1993
Real Women Have Curves 2002
Alana Wulff on Thirteen 2003
Women Without Men 2009
The Kids Are All Right 2010
Wadjda 2012
Grae Drake on The Babadook 2014
Danielle Solzman on The Edge of Seventeen 2016
The Rider 2017

Marya Gates on Little Women 1994
The Virgin Suicides 1999

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Alicia Malone is a film reporter, author and self-confessed movie geek. Currently she is a host on Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck, a cinephile subscription streaming service. Alicia has given two TEDx talks about women in Hollywood and her first book “Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film” was released in August 2017. She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the LA Online Film Critics Society and over the years has interviewed hundreds of movie stars and filmmakers.

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