Starting a new drinking game, inventing movie genres, shining a spotlight on female film pioneers who did way more innovations than even film students know, and throwing shade on New Jersey…that’s what was in the budget for part 1 of Episode #4 of the Gal’s Guide to the Podcast. Join the discussion using #MovieGals
Show Notes and Extras:
- This episode’s opening quote is from Alice Guy Blaché
- The gals talk about their movie background and favorite genres
- Female friendship movies list favorites and misses
- Time Travel Segment: the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy Blaché
- Why her career should be taught in film schools
- Wait the film industry in America didn’t start in Hollywood? The New Jersey connection.
- If you could ask Alice one question what would it be?
- 4 Female Film Pioneers to explore and love
- Alice Guy-Blache – The first female filmmaker, the inventor of the the narrative story, “Be Natural” acting style and much more!
- Lois Weber – Highest-paid director many times, first to do: split-screen, female nudity, controversial subject matter. (Examples in her films: abortion, birth control)
- Dorothy Arzner – Invented the boom mic, launched careers of Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell.
- Margaret Booth – “Cutter” a.k.a. Editor, learned to cut to a rhythm, Oscar-nominated for editing Mutiny on the Bounty. Worked for D.W. Griffith in 1915 to John Huston 1982
To be continued…
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