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Film Fatales: Independent Women Directorsby Judith M Redding
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Featuring interviews with Jane Campion ("The Piano"), Susan Seidelman ("Desperately Seeking Susan"), Lizzie Borden ("Working Girls"), and scores of other women filmmakers, this fascinating and comprehensive survey profiles the directors and producers who have changed the face of contemporary film by offering new and distinctly female images for the screen. Photos.
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These interviews with filmmakers represent a range of directorial styles as well as a range of women: women of color as well as white women, lesbians as well as heterosexual, younger and older women, women of various classes, and established directors as well as those new to the craft. Though the majority of filmmakers are American, there are also directors from Central America, Canada, the UK, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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Film Fatales offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of women filmmakers. Profiled here are over thirty pioneering directors, producers, and distributors who have changed the face of contemporary film by delivering new and distinctly female images and sensibilities for the screen.
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