Silent Women (häftad)
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Aurora Metro Books
Aquilia, Pieter (förf)/Dirisio, Patricia (förf)/Dixon, Bryony (förf)/Bridges, Melody (red.)/Robson, Cheryl (red.)
Black & white photgraphs
196 x 127 x 25 mm
344 g
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Silent Women (häftad)

Silent Women

Pioneers of Cinema

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Why have women such as Alice Guy-Blache, the creator of narrative cinema, been written out of film history? Why have so many women working behind the scenes in film been rendered invisible and silent for so long? Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema explores the incredible contribution of women at the dawn of cinema when, surprisingly, more women were employed across the board in the film industry than they are now. It also looks at how women helped to shape the content, style of acting and development of the movie business in their roles as actors, writers, editors, cinematographers, directors and producers. In addition, we describe how women engaged with and influenced the development of cinema in their roles as audience, critics, fans, reviewers, journalists and the arbiters of morality in films. And finally, we ask when the current discrimination and male domination of the industry will give way to allow more women access to the top jobs. In addition to its historical focus on women working in film during the silent film era, the term silent also refers to the silencing and eradication of the enormous contribution that women have made to the development of the motion picture industry.
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`... inspirational reading for any woman who dreams to express her vision through film in any direction this industry takes us. Only by understanding our past can we embrace our greatest future.' - Gayle Nachlis, Women In Film Los Angeles `... a lively collection which promises to raise a diversity of questions for viewers, makers and teachers of film about women's role worldwide in the emergence of cinema.' - Professor Christine Gledhill, University of Sunderland `... shows how women's voices were heard and helped create the golden age of silent cinema, how those voices were almost eradicated by the male-dominated film industry, and perhaps points the way to an all-inclusive future for global cinema. - Paul Duncan, Film Historian

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Editors Melody Bridges studied English and Drama at Cambridge University and has written, acted and directed for theatre before working in TV where she developed, wrote, produced and directed two television series. In addition to contributing to Celluloid Ceiling, she writes a weekly page for a newspaper, and is Artistic Director of Worthing's WOW Festival. In 2014, she was a Finalist as Influential Woman of the Year at the NatWest Venus Awards. She has recently given a TEDx talk about inspiring change. Cheryl Robson is a producer/director of several short independent films, most recently Rock 'n' Roll Island which was nominated for Best Short Film at Raindance, London 2015. She worked at the BBC for several years and then taught filmmaking at the University of Westminster, before setting up a theatre company. She also created a publishing company where she has published over 150 international writers. As a writer, she has won the Croydon Warehouse International Playwriting Competition and as an editor, she recently worked with Gabrielle Kelly on Celluloid Ceiling: women film directors breaking through, the first global overview of women film directors. She also received a Gourmand Special Jury Prize for Peace with author Robin Soans, for The Arab-Israeli Cookbook.


FOREWORD 9 Bryony Dixon, Curator of silent film, BFI National Archive INTRODUCTION 13 Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson 1. GIRL FROM GOD'S COUNTRY: The History 19 of Women in Film and Other War Stories Karen Day 2. EARLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE 35 FILMMAKERS Aimee Dixon Anthony 3. THE SILENT PRODUCER: 69 Women Filmmakers Who Creatively Controlled the Silent Era of Cinema Pieter Aquilia 4. WOMEN WERE WRITING: 95 Beyond Melodrama and Hot House Romances Patricia Di Risio 5. DOING IT ALL: Women's On- and Off-screen 109 Contributions to European Silent Film Julie K. Allen 6. FEMALE LEGENDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN 131 Melody Bridges 7. DIRECTORS FROM THE DAWN OF 146 HOLLYWOOD Francesca Stephens IMAGES 163 8. INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR 179 DOROTHY ARZNER Kevin Brownlow 9. WOMEN FILM EDITORS FROM SILENT 201 TO SOUND Tania Field 10. WHO WAS THE FIRST FEMALE 228 CINEMATOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD? Ellen Cheshire 11. WHEN THE WOMAN SHOOTS: 241 Ladies Behind the Silent Horror Film Camera K. Charlie Oughton 12. CRITICS, REFORMERS AND EDUCATORS: 255 Film Culture as a Feminine Sphere Shelley Stamp 13. U.S. WOMEN DIRECTORS: The Road Ahead 280 Maria Giese INDEX