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ISBN: 0826405797
Author: Ally Acker
Language: English
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group; Reprint edition (March 1, 1993)
Pages: 374
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 260
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A Frederick Ungar book. Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-338) and index. I. Reel women directors - II. Reel women actresses turned director/producer - III. Reel women of the avant-garde - IV.

A Frederick Ungar book. Reel women animators - IX. Reel stunt women - X. "Behind every great man. - XI. One-of-a-kind reel women - XII. A reel female gaze, select foreign reel women - XIII. Short takes on other unsung reel women.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to the Present. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to the Present ). by. Ally Acker

According to the introduction, Acker wrote the book because the men who ran PBS in 1985 shot down her pitch for .

According to the introduction, Acker wrote the book because the men who ran PBS in 1985 shot down her pitch for a documentary on this topic. Also, PBS rarely sells videos of its 1980s era documentaries nowadays, so having published the book was definitely beneficial. Ally's undying, unflinching commitment to bringing the story of women in cinema to the general public is one of the finest works I've ever read, and is a resource for information and inspiration for my own fledgling forays into the world of film.

According to the introduction, Acker wrote the book because the men who ran PBS in 1985 shot down her pitch for .

Reel women directors - Reel women actresses tur. ore. Shelve Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to the Present.

Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema 1896 to the Present. p. 19. ISBN 0-8264-0499-5. New York, Motion Picture News, Inc. 122. Retrieved 3 November 2014. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema The First Hundred Years 1890's-1950's. 1. New York, NY: A Reel Women Media Publication. 23. ISBN 978-1440489617. Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema 1896 to the Present. 20.

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Ally Acker coined the term Reel Women in 1984 for her book Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to Present .

Ally Acker coined the term Reel Women in 1984 for her book Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, 1896 to Present and documentary series. This was the first production in the market that revealed the transformative roles women had within the film industry that were not as widely recognized by prior film history studies. These include the Filmmakers on Film 10-Disc DVD set and Ally Acker's films Reel Herstory with Jodie Foster (2014) and Flowering Little Crone, as well as the books Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema, The First Hundred Years, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Reel Women was the local sponsor for the 48 Hour Film Project, a.

Offers brief profiles of women script writers, producers, directors, editors, and technicians

Comments:

Era
The book came in on time. It is the first to revive the careers of important women in film now forgotten.
Rrd
Just to be clear, this is an encyclopedic history of women who worked behind the camera, and not a narrative history. The book includes short biographies of 127 women (and one production company) who worked in high-profile occupations -- writers, directors, producers -- along with others who worked in less glamorous positions -- editors, stuntwomen, animators. There are several entries for women who started as actresses before moving behind the camera. (Those who worked purely as actresses aren't really discussed here.) There are also 16 entries for American women of color, and 16 more for women who built their careers outside of North America. There are also several more entries for women who made unique contributions to the industry, such as gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, technical pioneers like Natalie Kalmus of Technicolor and cinematographer Brianne Murphy, costume designer Edith Head, and production assistants who worked for (and often propped up the careers of) powerful movie men like the De Mille brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, and David O. Selznick.

According to the introduction, Acker wrote the book because the men who ran PBS in 1985 shot down her pitch for a documentary on this topic. The documentary might have been interesting, but in the long run the book is of more value as a quick-access source of information. (Also, PBS rarely sells videos of its 1980s era documentaries nowadays, so having published the book was definitely beneficial.)

There are occasional errors scattered throughout the book, for which I took away one star from my overall rating of the book. Some of them are due to limited and/or erroneous information commonly available at the time that the book was written. That, of course, isn't Acker's fault. But there are also some errors that are of the author's origin. For example, under the Ruth Gordon entry, Acker conflates the American Academy of Dramatic Arts -- which expelled Gordon in 1915 -- with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (est. 1927) which awarded Gordon a Best Supporting Actress Oscar 53 years later.

I took away a second star because of some of the other prominent women that Acker could've included, but didn't. In the editors section alone, she could've included other women who had won Oscars before publication, such as Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia), Marcia Lucas (Star Wars), Claire Simpson (Platoon), and Gabriella Cristiani (The Last Emperor). She also included Lillian Gish for her one directing credit (and her several uncredited turns as producer) while barely mentioning Alla Nazimova, a prominent producer/actress whose one directing effort (Salome) was a much bigger success than the film that Lillian Gish directed. But the most jaw-dropping omission is probably that of Julia Philips, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar (The Sting).

But the errors and omissions in the book are still not enough to completely degrade the book's overall value as the first reference guide to the often overlooked contributions of women to the film industry. I'd actually give the book 3.33 out of 5 stars if that were allowed.
Tygrafym
I can't understand how anyone has written a bad review of this book. It is filled with historical information on the women who pioneered the medium and who continue to create ground breaking work in film. My favorite thing about the book is that it does not promote just "the stars" but the important people behind the camera too - the directors, cinematographers, stunt women, and others who have built a lush history of women in film. Applause for Ally Acker for presenting such crucial information in an orderly and friendly manner. The books is equally filled with relevant facts, photos, and anecdotes. This book should be mandatory reading for every first year film student.
FLIDER
As a graphic design intern I had the supreme pleasure of working with Ally Acker on the video version of this book. Ally's undying, unflinching commitment to bringing the story of women in cinema to the general public is one of the finest works I've ever read, and is a resource for information and inspiration for my own fledgling forays into the world of film. Everyone, regardless of their interest or occupation, should read this book to update their knowledge of our country's history, and particularly of the pioneering women of the world of film.

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