Women Make Film: 14 Weeks, 14 Films in 2020

Over the course of 14 weeks in 2020, we studied Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema on our sister site, Classic Couple Academy. Each episode presented a several chapters exploring filmmaking techniques employed by the filmmakers.

Below is a list of the themes we explored and the 14 films we wrote about through the Women Make Film lens. It was quite the road trip through cinema. Summary thoughts on the experience are captured in a letter posted here: Dear Mark Cousins.

Women Make Film Chapter Theme(s) ExploredFilm
Openings and ToneLa CiƩnaga (2001)
CharacterEntre Nous (1983)
Conversation, Framing and TrackingStrangers in Good Company (1990)
JourneyThe Juniper Tree (1990)
Adult/Child, Economy and EditingMiddle of Nowhere (2012)
Point of ViewThe Erl King (1931)
BodiesThe House is Black (1963)
ReligionThe Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)
PoliticsHannah Arendt (2012)
Tension and Leave OutThe Teckman Mystery (1954)
Reveal, Memory and TimeOrlando (1992)
LoveThis is the Sea (1997)
DeathLa Cigarette (1919)
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Kami Spangenberg

About Kami Spangenberg

Kami Spangenberg is one-half of Classic Couple. She loves classic movies and shares that passion with others as a film blogger and as lead curriculum developer at Classic Couple Academy. While it's hard to play favorites, films topping her all-time, must-see list are: It Happened One Night, Ball of Fire, His Girl Friday, Libeled Lady, My Sister Eileen, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, The Shop Around the Corner and The Way We Were. Oh, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. She has attended the TCM Classic Film Festival six times in LA and the 2020 TCM Festival Special Home Edition from her couch and covered the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival as a credentialed member of the film community media. She is honored to have her writing featured on TheFilmDetective.com, who are also valued content partners for Classic Couple Academy courses. From time to time, she contributes content to IMDb.com to raise awareness of classic movies.

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