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The audience for Hollywood features was predominantly female into the 1950s, yet the studio front offices were exclusively occupied by men. Feminist film theory posed a radical challenge to this gender imbalance in the 1970s — but has anything really changed?

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director Dorothy Arzner was the only female filmmaker in the studio system. She acted, dressed and was treated like a man. Paved the way for women directors.

http://youtu.be/9WZh49lA9ns Warm Foothills by Alt J was inspired by John Bayley's memoir of his wife Iris Murdoch, Elegy for Iris. The passage recounts a happy time together before the late author's sad slide into dementia. Iris Murdoch (1909-1999) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1997 and died two years later in Oxford. Something that is very close to my heart x

Iris Murdoch Pathway to life

Frank Capra // "Friend, you are a divine mingle-mangle of guts and stardust. So hang in there! If doors opened for me, they can open for anyone."

Hollywood director Frank Capra - "Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.

Thelma Schoonmaker, editing. (As much as I dislike many Scorsese films, I've never not admired her magical editing.)

(As much as I dislike many Scorsese films, I've never not admired her magical editing.

Green Umbrella Revives Dada Film-In a period when dance historians are industriously re-creating significant "lost " works, CalArts forces have made an oblique contribution with the restoration of "Ballet Mecanique," landmark Dada film by Dudley Murqhy, Fernand Leger Ray, with music by George Antheil.The results of the cinematic effort led by William Moritz, were shown for the first time on May 8th 1989 as a concert at Japan America Theatre by the New CalArts 20th-Century Players.

Ballet Mecanique Do not adjust your volume, music starts at Music by George Antheil. Film by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphey.

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At Land ~ Stills from 1944 Maya Deren 15-minute experimental surrealist film via Pud Whacker's Madonna Scrapbook: Cherish At Land

At Land ~ Stills from 1944 Maya Deren experimental surrealist film via Pud Whacker's Madonna Scrapbook: Cherish At Land

Jacques Demy et François Truffaut.

Director Jacques Demy is visited by François Truffaut during the making of Peau d'Âne.

Lucrecia Martel

Many elements of my work in cinema come from oral storytelling and oral tradition. I think about sound and the rhythm of the sound.

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