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Women As People in Film (Part III)

This is Part III, which is the penultimate installment in the Quadrilogy.  (Part I, Part II) Causes The questions are (1) why weren’t there more strong female characters and (2) why are there so many more now? Am I engaging … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part II)

This is “Part II,” which is the sequel to “Part I.” Historical Point Speaking of actresses, why don’t I give you my Top 10. Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Myrna Loy, and Jodie Foster.  When we’re talking “all-time”, you’re … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part I)

Premise The greatest evil in objectification of women in film is not sexual.  When we use the word objectification, really we mean dehumanization.  The woman isn’t even a human, she’s an automaton with well-placed fatty tissue.  In a way, that’s … Continue reading

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Now, Voyager

Oh, Jerry, don’t lets ask for the moon.  We have the stars! I decided after I watched All About Eve (195o) and found it to be exceptional that I’d watch more Bette Davis movies.  I know that’s wrong-headed.  It’s really Joseph Mankiewicz movies that I should … Continue reading

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