Monday, October 26, 2015

Feminist Classic Films of the 90s

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1) SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (directed by Nora Ephron).

Nora's film had it all: friendship, social awareness, romance, comedy . . .

Meg Ryan even references Susan Faludi's BACKLASH: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST WOMEN. Meg and Rosie O'Donnell mine comic gold as best friends.  Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber and Rob Reiner all do great work.  A screenplay by Nora Eprhon, David S. Ward and Jeff Arch.

We're doing this list because the always sexist and ignorant Ms. website elected to ignore this film -- in their idiotic top ten.  If you look at their list, you'll quickly note how little attention they paid to women directors or women screenwriters.

The trashy faux-feminist blog at Ms. has long trashed or ignored Nora (they didn't even note her passing, remember?).

2) THELMA & LOUISE (directed by Ridley Scott, screenplay by Callie Khouri).

3) GRACE OF MY HEART (directed by Allison Anders. screenplay by Anders).

4) BOYS DON'T CRY (directed by Kimberly Peirce, written by Peirce and Andy Bienen).

5) A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (directed by Penny Marshall, screenplay by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson) (tie) LOSING ISAIAH (directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, screenplay by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal).

6) THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (directed by Hugh Wilson, screenplay by Robert Harling and Paul Rudnick).

7) A THOUSAND ACRES (directed by Jocelyn Moorehouse, screenplay by Laura Jones).

8) PARTY GIRL (directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, screenplay by Harry Birckmayer, Sheila Gaffney and von Scherler Mayer).

9) EVER AFTER (directed by Andy Tennant, screenplay by Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant and Rick Parks).

10) I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (directed by Darnell Martin, screenplay by Martin) (tie) NOW AND THEN (directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, screenplay by I. Marlene King) (tie) .

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