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) Explored||Film|
|Openings and Tone||La Ciénaga (2001)|
|Character||Entre Nous (1983)|
|Conversation, Framing and Tracking||Strangers in Good Company (1990)|
|Journey||The Juniper Tree (1990)|
|Adult/Child, Economy and Editing||Middle of Nowhere (2012)|
|Point of View||The Erl King (1931)|
|Bodies||The House is Black (1963)|
|Religion||The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)|
|Politics||Hannah Arendt (2012)|
|Tension and Leave Out||The Teckman Mystery (1954)|
|Reveal, Memory and Time||Orlando (1992)|
|Love||This is the Sea (1997)|
|Death||La Cigarette (1919)|