Women Filmmakers and Their Films

Women Filmmakers and Their Films

by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
     
 

Women Filmmakers presents 250 entries selected to represent a wide variety of styles and nationalities and covering films and filmmakers from the late 19th century to the present. Approximately 30 percent of the entries represent updated essays on the most important artists and films last published in 1996 in the 3rd edition of the International Directory of films and… See more details below

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Women Filmmakers presents 250 entries selected to represent a wide variety of styles and nationalities and covering films and filmmakers from the late 19th century to the present. Approximately 30 percent of the entries represent updated essays on the most important artists and films last published in 1996 in the 3rd edition of the International Directory of films and Filmmakers. The remaining 175 entries are new, and emphasize women and films just gaining widespread critical attention.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book is remarkable for its scope alone--international directors, animators, producers, writers, costume designers, and editors from the earliest days of film to the present. Each of the 175 signed, scholarly 800- to 1000-word entries offers a critical analysis of the artist, along with a complete filmography and significant secondary resources. Indexes listing nationalities and awards are welcome, as are the "Chronology of Women Filmmakers" and the fascinating 75 significant films by women filmmakers, which range from Jaws (Academy Award for best editing) and Bonnie and Clyde (costume design) to Salaam Bombay, Near Dark, and Vivre Sa Vie. Although the authors rarely analyze particular relationships between artists and their work, and entries on such major films as The Women (1939) and Chantilly Lace (1993) are missing, this is important for all women's studies and film studies collections, complementing Gwendolyn Audrey Foster's Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary (Greenwood, 1995) and Ally Acker's Reel Women (LJ 4/15/91).--Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ. Lib., Houston
Booknews
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. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558623576
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
573
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.67(d)

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