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Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

ISBN: 9781633536173
Publisher: Mango
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Number of pages: 236
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"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and high heels..." - Ann Richards

Throughout the history of American cinema, women have been instrumental in its success. One of the first people to ever pick up a motion picture camera was a woman. As was the first screenwriter to win two Academy Awards, the inventor of the boom microphone and the first person to be credited with the title Film Editor. Throughout the entire history of Hollywood, women have been revolutionizing, innovating, and shaping how we make movies. Yet their stories are hardly ever told.

This is what film reporter Alicia Malone wants to change. "Backwards and in Heels" tells the history of women in film in a different way, with stories about incredible ladies who made their mark throughout each era of Hollywood. From the first women directors, to the iconic movie stars, and present day activists. These stories are inspiring in the accomplishments of women, as well as illuminating the specific obstacles women have had to face. These stories are combined with exclusive interviews with influential women and men working in Hollywood today, such as Geena Davis, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera and many more, as well as film professors, historians and experts.

"Backwards and in Heels" is a guidebook, your entry into the complex world of women in film. Join Alicia Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past and present, and looks to the future with the hopes of leveling out the playing field.

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