Tag Archives: Female Directors

Women’s Silent Era Success and New Century Supremacy?

8 May

4th article in our series Next Generation of Films for Women

Nominating Katherine Bigalow’s work “The Hurt Locker” (2008), “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012), we will prescribe her as an antidote for contemporary weaknesses in popular filmmaking. This article will also predict what other female filmmakers will once again rise to the occasion and save audiences from the kinds of predictability that are apparent in so many contemporary films. That’s right, women will be Hollywood’s secret weapon, once again stale ideas, myopic visions, and impotent paradigmatic planning will eventually be overturned.  Unlike yesterdays Hollywood, in tomorrow’s Hollywood it will be the male acting stars that will be running for exposure in breathe-taking female helmed productions.  Judging from the ambitiousness of their current work, their future work will likely have the narrative and dramatic experiences current Hollywood films are missing.  But you may be asking what did he mean by “once again?”

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Female Filmmakers Are Not Risk-Takers?

1 Oct

Some debate is happening regarding female filmmakers in Hollywood. Witness a recent blog article on Women and Hollywood.com called How Can We Get More Women In Power As Directors? Written by Martha Coolidge.[1] The article mentions various problems and solutions regarding the lack of female directors in Hollywood.  Yet, the real debate occurred after one commenter claimed the reason for the lack of female directors was because women are unwilling to take risks. In this article we will explore these claims plus how female consumers are potentially contributing to their own demise.

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Women in Hollywood: Oscar Winning Directors

4 Jan

Welcome to the 4th. article in our five week series on Women in Hollywood.

By Ozzie

Since the first Academy Awards ceremony back in 1929, only four women have been nominated for best director and only one woman has won the award out of those four.

The first female nominee was Lina Wertmuller[1] in 1977 for her film Seven Beauties[2] which was spoken in Italian. In total, the movie was nominated for four awards (Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay) however it lost out to Sidney Lumet’s Network[3] and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Noirs et blancs en couleur.[4]

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