Women Directors and Their Films

  • Filename: women-directors-and-their-films.
  • ISBN: 0275985784
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Mary G. Hurd
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Provides biographical information and critical analysis of the lives and works of the most important female directors of American and international film.

Celluloid Ceiling

  • Filename: celluloid-ceiling.
  • ISBN: 0956632904
  • Release Date: 2014-04-20
  • Number of pages: 383
  • Author: Gabrielle Kelly
  • Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications

Highlighting rising women directors alongside ground-breaking pioneers, this is a one-stop guide to the leading women film directors in the 21st century, and those who inspired them. This collection of essays, by an impressive array of international writers, examines the progress of women film directors around the world, and arrives at some surprising conclusions. From the blockbusters of the Hollywood studios to emerging voices from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Laos, we learn of women making films in traditionally male-dominated areas such as action, fantasy and horror. With wide-ranging contributions from countries with mature and nascent film industries, Celluloid Ceiling demonstrates that economic and technological changes are creating new opportunities for women film directors everywhere. With contributions from Africa, Latin America, Europe, USA, Asia and India, chapters on new voices in Japanese and Middle Eastern cinema, the book also covers women directors working in TV, and reminds us of the first woman director, Frenchwoman, Alice Guy Blaché. Exploring the rise of the independent film sector including the horror aficionados the Soska Sisters, Celluloid Ceiling asks whether economic and technological change will work to the advantage of women in film. Celluloid Ceiling follows in the footsteps of Supernova’s Women Make Noise, which lifted the lid on the widespread and destructive misogyny that still plagues the rock music world.

Women Filmmakers Their Films

  • Filename: women-filmmakers-their-films.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105020177726
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 573
  • Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher: St James Press

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

  • Filename: women-film-directors.
  • ISBN: 0313289727
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Features the history and work of the most important women in the world of fictional narrative filmmaking--authoritative, historical, international.

Women Directors The Emergence of a New Cinema

  • Filename: women-directors-the-emergence-of-a-new-cinema.
  • ISBN: 9780313391101
  • Release Date: 1989-12-12
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Barbara Quart
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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.

Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors

  • Filename: noteworthy-francophone-women-directors.
  • ISBN: 9781611474442
  • Release Date: 2011-09-16
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Ruth A. Hottell
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel is a comprehensive guide that acts as both a teaching tool and a directory for research. 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. Unique among guides dealing with film, both for its breadth and for its exclusive attention to Francophone women throughout the world, this work foregrounds the production by nearly three hundred Francophone women filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, Québec, even Thailand. The authors have researched film journals, followed web sites, attended film festivals and conferences, and traveled around the globe to conduct research in film libraries, and attend screenings and interviews with filmmakers. A list of film sources, an extensive bibliography, and an index of film directors and the titles of their films maximize this directory's usefulness.

World Directors and Their Films

  • Filename: world-directors-and-their-films.
  • ISBN: 9780810885240
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 341
  • Author: Bert Cardullo
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press

In World Directors and Their Films, Bert Cardullo offers readable analyses of some of the most important films and the artists who produced them. Beyond simple biographical capsules and plot summaries, these readings demonstrate with clarity and elegance how international moviemakers use the resources of the medium to pursue complex, significant human goals. Including essays on filmmakers from China, Japan, India, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Senegal, and Chad, this book is an engaging collection of enlightening and helpful essays that will appeal as much to the general reader as it will to scholars of international cinema.

French speaking Women Film Directors

  • Filename: french-speaking-women-film-directors.
  • ISBN: 0838637361
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Janis L. Pallister
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

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

  • Filename: women-filmmakers.
  • ISBN: 9781136743054
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Jacqueline Levitin
  • Publisher: Routledge

This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Parmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding the relationship of women to the art and business of filmmaking.

Asian Film Journeys

  • Filename: asian-film-journeys.
  • ISBN: 9788183282086
  • Release Date: 2011-06-01
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Rashmi Doraiswamy
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors

For lovers of Asian cinema and for those simply curious to know its trends and moods, experiments and innovations since it strode the world stage with assurance in the mid- 80s, Asian Film Journeys is a feast. It presents a selection of articles that appeared in the pages of Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly between 1988 and 2004, articles that closely tracked the bold new film narrative of both the well-known and the lesser-known cinemas as it unfolded. The Quarterly remained, for fifteen years, the one and only serious yet lively platform for writing on the cinemas of Asian countries. Given that the writers were mostly Asian-apart from some keen and long-standing followers of Asian cinema from the West-the magazine offered, for the first time, a truly authentic point of view, a look at films from within their cultures. The book gives a bird's eye view of the style and substance, art and craft of these cinemas and captures some of the Asian air it let in!

A Companion to Chinese Cinema

  • Filename: a-companion-to-chinese-cinema.
  • ISBN: 9781444330298
  • Release Date: 2012-04-23
  • Number of pages: 684
  • Author: Yingjin Zhang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to Chinese Cinema is a collection of original essays written by experts in a range of disciplines that provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current state of Chinese cinema. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of Chinese cinema to date Applies a multidisciplinary approach that maps the expanding field of Chinese cinema in bold and definitive ways Draws attention to previously neglected areas such as diasporic filmmaking, independent documentary, film styles and techniques, queer aesthetics, star studies, film and other arts or media Features several chapters that explore China?s new market economy, government policy, and industry practice, placing the intricate relationship between film and politics in a historical and international context Includes overviews of Chinese film studies in Chinese and English publications

Directed by Dorothy Arzner

  • Filename: directed-by-dorothy-arzner.
  • ISBN: 0253208963
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Judith Mayne
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press

Dorothy Arzner was the exception in Hollywood film history—the one woman who succeeded as a director, in a career that spanned three decades. In Part One, Dorothy Arzner's film career—her work as a film editor to her directorial debut, to her departure from Hollywood in 1943—is documented, with particular attention to Arzner's roles as "star-maker" and "woman's director." In Part Two, Mayne analyzes a number of Arzner's films and discusses how feminist preoccupations shape them, from the women's communities central to Dance, Girl, Dance and The Wild Party to critiques of the heterosexual couple in Christopher Strong and Craig's Wife. Part Three treats Arzner's lesbianism and the role that desire between women played in her career, her life, and her films.

Women and Film

  • Filename: women-and-film.
  • ISBN: 0415027640
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 259
  • Author: E. Ann Kaplan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Analyzes the treatment of women in American movies and examines the themes of a variety of contemporary movies made by women

Francophone Women Film Directors

  • Filename: francophone-women-film-directors.
  • ISBN: 083864046X
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Janis L. Pallister
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

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.

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