The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women

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Mango Media, 2018 - 285 páginas
Pioneering Women, Inspiring Stories The term "male gaze" was first coined in the 1970s to describe what happens to all of us when the majority of our entertainment has been created by men. The viewer is forced to see female characters through a male lens, which distorts how all of us see women, and even how women see themselves. Typically, the keepers of film history and writers of film criticism have also been men. Yet, since the very birth of cinema, women have been making movies. So, what does the world look like through the "female gaze"? This is the question bestselling author and film reporter Alicia Malone poses, as she presents The Female Gaze--a collection of essays on fifty-two movies made by women. These films encompass various eras, nationalities, and stories, yet each movie is distinctly feminine. Joining Alicia Malone is a variety of established and aspiring female film critics, who write about their favorite film made by a female director. In these fascinating chapters you'll discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers--both world-renowned and obscure--who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely acknowledged. Learn about the hidden figures of filmmaking and about the acclaimed luminaries of the past and present. Readers will discover: - The accomplishments of numerous women in film such as Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Kathryn Bigelow, Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and more - The complex 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 the film world "Once again Alicia Malone champions women filmmakers, opening the floodgates to a great new wave of female voices and creative vision. A wonderful guide to some of the best films made by women, both celebrating women directors and fueling the red-hot discussion about why we don't have more." --Maria Giese, filmmaker and activist

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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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