The Female Gaze

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Essential Movies Made by Women
by Alicia Malone

236 pages

With the success of Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman, Ava Duvernay's 13th, and with the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever.

A woman's influence on film. You may have heard the term "male gaze," coined in the 1970s which is about how art and entertainment has been influenced by the male's perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What new ideas, thoughts and aspects can we learn from women in film? What does the world look like through the "female gaze"?

All movies made by women. The Female Gaze goes through a historical layout of essential, thought-provoking, and life-altering movies made by women. Past and present films are featured in this book making this guidebook perfect for the movie lover in your life. Jump right into the benefits and perspectives of the female mind.
Inspiring biographies of women directors. Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished female directors, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. The Female Gaze also contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics.

In The Female Gaze you'll read about:
• The advancements and the accomplishments of numerous women in film
• The lives of these women and the struggles they faced in the film industry
• How unique women's voices shaped the films and the film industry