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    hello, i am currently studying my media a level and for part of my course i have to research a particular topic within film. i have decided to research the topic of female directors from australia, england and other areas of the world also their sucess of being a director. would be grateful if you can provide me with any information on this topic please or any suggestions where to look for information.



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    Off hand, the only one I can come up with is Ida Lupino, She did a grade A job with 'the Hitchhiker', She was ,also, a great actress. I'm sure she directed others but can't think of any right now. She directed tv programs too.

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    Ida Lupino directed about half a dozen features and countless TV episodes. My favourite film of hers is 'The Bigamist' with Edmond O'Brien as the titular character. It shows how a decent man can get caught in a situation which slowly drifts out of his control. The ending of the film almost had me reaching for the tissues it was so moving. She was also a pretty damn good screenwriter with such minor classics as 'The Outrage', 'The Hitchhiker' and 'Private Hell 36' to her credit.



    But, as this is a British movie forum, I will offer Lynne Ramsay as our current top drawer female director.

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    name='batman']Ida Lupino directed about half a dozen features and countless TV episodes. My favourite film of hers is 'The Bigamist' with Edmond O'Brien as the titular character. It shows how a decent man can get caught in a situation which slowly drifts out of his control. The ending of the film almost had me reaching for the tissues it was so moving. She was also a pretty damn good screenwriter with such minor classics as 'The Outrage', 'The Hitchhiker' and 'Private Hell 36' to her credit.



    But, as this is a British movie forum, I will offer Lynne Ramsay as our current top drawer female director.


    Ida Lupino worked mainly in Hollywood, but she was British.

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    Australian:-



    Gillian Armstrong

    Jocelyn Moorhouse

    Robyn Nevin



    worked in Australia:-



    Jane Campion

    Nadia Tass



    rest of the world



    Lina Wertmuller (Italy)

    Deepa Mahta (India)

    Niki Caro (NZ)

    Kathryn Bigelow (US)

    Agnes Varda (France)

    Lynne Ramsey (UK)






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    name='silverwhistle']Ida Lupino worked mainly in Hollywood, but she was British.


    Oops.



    Did she make any films in the UK?



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    What about Sally Potter?



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    Leni Riefenstahl ,perhaps?

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    Margaretha von Trotta. I love her Rosa Luxemburg bio-pic.

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    Sofia Coppolo (Lost in Translation, daughter of Francis Ford) and Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham).

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    Batman.

    The original post didn't specify British only although Lupino was born in London. and while on the subject, I'd like to mention that in addition to those other talents, she was a great actress when she got a decent role ( which wasn't, always easy at Warners) Did you see 'the Light That Failed? Or the one in which she played Emily Jane Bronte? Truly a great talent. regards, mel

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    My three favorite female directors not mentioned yet:



    1. Vera Chytilova (Czech)

    2. Joan Micklin Silver (U.S.)

    3. Chantel Akerman (Belgium)



    honorable mentions: Campion, von Trotta, Seidelman, Armsrong, Shirley Clarke, Daniele Huillet , Riefenstahl, Joan Littlewood, uahhh --too many to list...nevermind!

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    name='mel walton']Batman.

    The original post didn't specify British only although Lupino was born in London. and while on the subject, I'd like to mention that in addition to those other talents, she was a great actress when she got a decent role ( which wasn't, always easy at Warners) Did you see 'the Light That Failed? Or the one in which she played Emily Jane Bronte? Truly a great talent. regards, mel




    I wasn't having a dig Mel, just changing tack. Ida was a superb actress indeed, I loved her in 'High Sierra' and 'On Dangerous Ground' among many other great performances, although I haven't seen 'The Light That Failed'.



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    Hi Bats,

    'The Light that Failed' was a good one, if you get a chance to see it, I'm sure, you'll like it. regards, mel

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    Mai Zetterling

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    name='mel walton']Hi Bats,

    'The Light that Failed' was a good one, if you get a chance to see it, I'm sure, you'll like it. regards, mel




    I'll keep my eyes open for it. Thanks, Mel.

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    What about Muriel Box?



    I was wandering through old posts and thought of her

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    name='batman']Oops.



    Did she make any films in the UK?



    Bats


    Hi Bats



    She appeared in a great little film circa 1936 called The Ghost Camera with John Mills.

    Broadcast only this summer (2007). Walked around in a bask! very fetching too.

    The quality of the film print was outstanding.

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    Not forgetting Jodie Foster who directed Little Man Tate and ex-Hill Street Blues beat pounder Betty Thomas.

    Ta Ta

    Marky B

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