Read Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film Online Free - Backwards and in Heels ─ women in film and their struggle against bias -...but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he (Fred Astaire) did, backwards and in high heels.- - Bob Thaves Women in film: When it comes to early Hollywood and the women who worked in it, it can be tough to sort out the exact truth. That's where film reporter and critic Alicia Malone comes in. In her book, Backwards and in Heels, Malone builds on her experience within the industry to examine the torturous road that has led to the uneasy Hollywood climate of today. Wage gaps and bias in selecting leading roles are only some of the issues faced by women in film. Bias against women in Hollywood: Throughout the history of Hollywood, women have been at the forefront of its success. Starting with Nickelodeons and moving into feature films, crossing between silent flicks to summer blockbusters, women in Hollywood have done it all. Female writers, actors, and women directors and producers were essential in the booming success of the industry during the 20s and 30s. Yet, they've never received the respect they deserve. This story of gender inequality is all too familiar. And it needs to end! Thousands of women in film are standing up to Hollywood injustice: Join Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past, present and future in the hopes of leveling out the field. Some of the women in film who are standing up to Hollywood injustice include: - Jennifer Lawrence - Emma Watson - Mila Kunis - Emmy Rossum - Jessica Chastain - and, Lena Dunham
|Title||:||Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film|
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August 24, 2017
The film nerd in me loved this book. I only wish it dove in to more stories, but such a great overview on women in film.
August 19, 2017
I've been following Alicia Malone's indie film reviews for many years, it's great to see that she can bring her strengths to writing as well. The book is thoroughly enjoyable and accessible even if you're not a film historian. I was most intrigued by the bits about women in early Hollywood and th...
December 29, 2017
Give this book to all the film fans in your life, especially the high school aged women who love movies!! It is accessible and inspiring, and should galvanize a generation of feminists to transform the movie industry 🤞🏼
November 03, 2017
September 08, 2017
This is a really interesting book that deals effectively with women in the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera. Structurally there were some elements that distracted me a bit, but overall Alicia pulls together very interesting stories of women, many of whom have been largely for...
October 13, 2017
I heard of Alicia Malone through the Screen Junkies YouTube channel where she appears on Movie Fights, where she competed against other contestants on modern topics. She has been a proponent of "old cinema" and I thought her book would be an exciting read, only to be slightly disappointed at how...
November 07, 2017
I've been a long-time fan of Alicia's work so naturally I picked up her book on women in film. I was not disappointed! For people who are interested in the topic, but haven't read up on it yet, such as myself, it is the perfect starting point.
In 'Backwards and in Heels', Alicia includes a varity...
October 29, 2017
This book is incredible! It shines a light on the inequality in Hollywood and discusses the amazing women who have been vital to film since its inception. This book introduced me to women I might never have known about and gave me hope for the future. If you love film or love learning about incre...
January 16, 2018
UGH. Is there a feminist version of white-washing? Where you present only the good facts that support your argument and ignore everything else - even though examining the bad with the good would have been WAY more interesting?
September 20, 2017
Great read - now I have a very long list of movies I need to watch!