By Jeff Rovin
A pictorial background of the early 40's via early 70's technology fiction videos. Describes many of the videos, the actors who have been in them, and the issues that have been performed to accomplish the consequences that made sci-fi what it truly is. a must-have for any early sci-fi motion picture buff.
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The heroines have to challenge the system in order to gain access to the equipment reserved for males, and they destroy their possibilities for love as a result. 22 At the start of this new millennium, at a moment of unprecedented change, we still carry with us into the new digital universe many entrenched symbolic gendered and racial discourses and assumptions. Technology alone cannot challenge the symbolic. Women need to create new “feminist” positions appropriate for the present and the future, building on the struggles of prior generations: the story of women, resistance, and filmmaking is far from over.
Carson, L. R. Welsch (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994), 197-200. 23 Claire Johnston, “Women’s Cinema as Counter Cinema,” in Notes on Women’s Cinema (London: Society for Education in Film and Television, 1973), 26-7. 24 Peter Wollen, “Conclusion,” in Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, 2nd ed. (London: Martin Seeker and Warburg, 1972), 168. ” Image-Music-Text (London: Fontana, 1977 ), 20. , those on Arzner, Bigelow, Kurys, Serreau, and Varda) will impinge upon the agenda of the wider debate about authorship.
21 Victor Perkins summarized the theory and critical practice of auteurism as looking for “the achievement within the single film of values like economy, unity, eloquence, subtlety, depth and vigour [on the one hand; and on the other] recurrent themes in a director’s films considered as a series ... 22 We have now moved on a long way from this position, but it is apparently still alive and well. Just a cursory keyword computer reference check produced a dozen or so journal articles between 1981 and 1993 that defend the greatness of, for example, Fassbinder, Kazan, John Ford (revisited), Jacques Doillon, Louis Malle, Sirk, and the Marx Brothers but not a single woman filmmaker.