Spike Lee has allowed a few more women-directed films to grace the list of essential films he gives to his class at NYU, bringing the total women-films he deems worth watching up to a grand total of 8, four of which by the same filmmaker, Lina Wertmuller. (The others deemed admissible to the list are Jane Campion, Kathryn Bigelow, Julie Dash.) Even with these new inclusions,overall women still make up proportionally less of Lee’s list than they do in filmmaking as a whole. Alternative list…
A film is the artistic expression of the director, and different directors have various approaches to make their films unique and their own. Filmmaking is a tough business, and a few simple words of encouragement from world-renowned directors don't hurt. After all, their years of work in the industry gave them the wisdom and expertise that you can't learn in film school. Here is a list of some words of wisdom from 24 of the best directors.
Female Film Directors Put Together a List of Must-See Movies Made By Women
A sadly short list...most of these directors were also actresses: Alice Guy-Blache, Lois Weber, Paula Blackton, Ruth Stonehouse, Dorothy Davenport, Grace Cunard, Leni Riefenstahl, Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino. #women #film
This Infographic on Women Directors in Hollywood Is Totally Depressing