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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Movie Month Part 1

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

Your Host: Lisa Leo
Gal Pals: Dr. Leah Leach, Phoebe Frear, Rebecca Berfanger

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Show Notes and Extras:

-There is nothing connected with the staging of a motion picture that a woman cannot do as easily as a man.- (1)

26 Movies about

  • 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?

Alice Guy Blance

  • 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

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To be continued…

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