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Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical DictionaryBy Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Greenwood Press. Westport, Conn. 1995. 488 pages
LC 95-7395. ISBN 0-313-28972-7. GR8972 $79.50
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** Description **Until now, there hasn't been one single-volume authoritative reference work on the history of women in film, highlighting nearly every woman filmmaker from the dawn of cinema including Alice Guy (France, 1896), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Penny Marshall (U.S.), and Sally Potter (U.K.). Every effort has been made to include every kind of woman filmmaker: commercial and mainstream, avant-garde, and minority, and to give a complete cross-section of the work of these remarkable women. Scholars and students of film, popular culture, Women's Studies, and International Studies, as well as film buffs will learn much from this work.
** Contents **Introduction -- The Dictionary -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
** Author Biography **GWENDOLYN AUDREY FOSTER teaches in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
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