The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women (Women Filmmakers, for Fans of Home Work, I'm Your Huckleberry)
ISBN: 1633538370
EAN13: 9781633538375
Language: English
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women (Women Filmmakers, for Fans of Home Work, I'm Your Huckleberry)

Book Overview
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
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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