Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Pub Date: 20/04/2014
ISBN: 9780956632906
Availability: In stock
Quick overview A global overview of the history and progress of women film directors around the world. With over 20 contributors including directors, writers, critics, producers, academics and fans. Includes exclusive interviews with leading female directors and industry insiders. Essential resource for film students, gender studies courses and film fans alike.
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Now Kathryn Bigelow has made history as the first woman to win an Oscar for directing, is this a new era for women film-makers? The figures in the USA suggest otherwise. In this unique international overview, we discover why and how women film directors are breaking through internationally. Highlighting emerging women directors alongside ground-breaking pioneers, this is a one-stop guide to the leading women film directors of the twenty-first century ? and those who inspired them. From the blockbusters of the Hollywood studios to emerging voices from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Laos, we learn of women making films in traditionally male-dominated areas such as action, fantasy and horror. With wide-ranging contributions from countries with mature and nascent film industries, this volume demonstrates that economic and technological changes are creating new opportunities for women film directors everywhere as well as uncovering some surprising facts.

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