Fantastic Women Filmmakers ePUB ↠ Fantastic Women


  • Paperback
  • 122 pages
  • Fantastic Women Filmmakers
  • Suzanne Simoni
  • English
  • 06 June 2015
  • 9781897187364

11 thoughts on “Fantastic Women Filmmakers

  1. Terry Terry says:

    This is a fascinating look at the lives of ten female filmmakers I loved that it spanned the globe and helped you see that there is to movies than what Hollywood portraysSee our full review at the Reading Tub


  2. catherine james catherine james says:

    Throughout history women have struggled to make their way in a world where wealth and power is often dominated by men As Suzanne Simoni details the lives and careers of ten filmmakers it's clear the film industry is no exception Even in the this the twenty first century less than fifteen percent of directors in and outside of Hollywood are femaleFANTASTIC FEMALE FILMMAKERS isn't about bemoaning one's fate though; rather it is a testament to the strength determination not to mention creative and technical advancements women have made on movie making over the last one hundred years; a template for incoming and future generations; and an inspiration for following one's own instincts Starting with the first female directorproducerwriteractress Nell Shipman Simoni highlights a wide array of influential women from across the world Among Ms Simoni subjects are Berlin born Margarethe von Trotta's who aims to create thought provoking films about women's internal conflicts Mira Nair who went against conventional Indian tastes by filming street scenes in Bombay; and Euzhan Palcy the first filmmaker male or female to create a picture depicting the lives of black people on the French speaking island of MartiniueFANTASTIC FEMALE FILMMAKERS is an entertaining and informative primer women and movie making This is a fantastic book for the aspiring filmmaker or anyone who just wants to know a bit about the history of celluloidOriginally posted at TeensReadToocom


  3. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToocomThroughout history women have struggled to make their way in a world where wealth and power is often dominated by men As Suzanne Simoni details the lives and careers of ten filmmakers it's clear the film industry is no exception Even in this the twenty first century less than fifteen percent of directors in and outside of Hollywood are female FANTASTIC FEMALE FILMMAKERS isn't about bemoaning one's fate though Rather it is a testament to the strength determination and not to mention creative and technical advancements that women have made in movie making over the last one hundred years; a template for incoming and future generations; and an inspiration for following one's own instincts Starting with the first female directorproducerwriteractress Nell Shipman Simoni highlights a wide array of influential women from across the world Among Ms Simoni's subjects are Berlin born Margarethe von Trotta who aims to create thought provoking films about women's internal conflicts; Mira Nair who went against conventional Indian tastes by filming street scenes in Bombay; and Euzhan Palcy the first filmmaker male or female to create a picture depicting the lives of black people on the French speaking island of Martiniue FANTASTIC FEMALE FILMMAKERS is an entertaining and informative primer on women and movie making This is a fantastic book for the aspiring filmmaker or anyone who just wants to know a bit about the history of celluloid


  4. Canadian Children& Canadian Children& says:

    From Canadian Nell Shipman who produced films and trained animals in the 1910s and 1920s to director Martha Coolidge the first female president of the Director’s Guild of America to Academy Award nominee Deepa Mehta who writes directs and produces her own films Fantastic Female Filmmakers is jam packed with information on 10 well respected female filmmakers This book covers every facet of the lives of these women including their personal relationships career mistakes and successes their views on the filmmaking process and advice to aspiring filmmakers Readers will learn about the time Deepa Mehta hung up on George Lucus because she thought someone was playing a joke on her; Anne Wheeler’s indispensable advice to all would be directors that they have experience in the editing room; and why Mira Nair turned down the opportunity to direct the fifth Harry Potter movie The book also includes information on each woman’s experiences as a female in Hollywood as well as the independent movie scene Written in clear simple language and peppered with uotations from each filmmaker this book is the perfect inspiration for young filmmakers as well as readers who simply want a behind the scenes look at the film industryReviewed by Naseem Hrab in Canadian Children's Book NewsSpring 2008 VOL31 NO2


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