Women Behind The Camera

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Hollywood has seen the number of camerawomen quadruple in the past 15 years. Women Behind the Camera is the first book to offer an in-depth look at the lives of camerawomen and their struggles to succeed in a male-dominated field. Krasilovsky presents interviews with 23 camerawomen, most of whom are pioneers in Hollywood and whose experiences cover the full range of the Camera Department.
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Transcribed interviews conducted between 1988 and 1996 with 23 women who represent a cross-section of American women running cameras in the film industry. Some are general camera operators or assistants, and others work in special effects, documentaries, videos, or experimental film. They talk about their aspirations, obstacles, satisfactions, conflicts, failures, and successes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275957445
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1997
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

ALEXIS KRASILOVSKY is a Professor at California State University, Northridge, where she teaches screenwriting and film production.

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Table of Contents

I The Pioneers: Starting Out Before 1970
1 Brianne Murphy, ASC 3
2 Juliana Wang 14
3 Estelle F. Kirsh 18
4 Emiko Omori 25
5 Judy Irola, ASC 31
II The Pioneers of Second-Wave Feminism
6 Leslie Hill 41
7 Kristin Glover 59
8 Lisa Seidenberg 69
9 Susan Walsh 78
10 Liz Bailey 91
11 Laurel Klick 98
12 Madelyn Most 102
III The Second Wave: Starting Out in Independent Film
13 Cathy Zheutlin 113
14 Dyanna Taylor 124
15 Sandi Sissel, ASC 131
16 Geraldine Kudaka 139
17 Amy Halpern 148
18 Nancy Schreiber, ASC 158
19 Jo Carson 164
IV Emerging Camerawomen
20 Sabrina Simmmons 173
21 Karen Williams Kane 183
22 Sandy Butler 189
23 Alicia Sehring 196
Selected Bibliography 205
Index 209
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