Backwards And In Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film by Alicia MaloneBackwards And In Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film by Alicia Malone

Backwards And In Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In Film

byAlicia Malone

Paperback | August 15, 2017

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Backwards and in Heelswomen in film and their struggle against bias

"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels" - Ann Richards

Women have been instrumental in the success of American cinema since its very beginning. One of the first people to ever pick up a motion picture camera was a woman; as was the first screenwriter to win two Academy Awards, the inventor of the boom microphone and the first person to be credited with the title Film Editor. Throughout the entire history of Hollywood women have been revolutionizing, innovating, and shaping how we make movies. Yet their stories are rarely shared.

This is what film reporter Alicia Malone wants to change.Backwards and in Heelstells the history of women in film in a different way, with stories about incredible ladies who made their mark throughout each era of Hollywood. From the first women directors, to the iconic movie stars, and present day activists. Each of these stories are inspiring accomplishments of women, and they also highlight the specific obstacles women have had to face.Backwards and in Heelscombines research and exclusive interviews with influential women and men working in Hollywood today, such as Geena Davis, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera, Paul Feig and many more, as well as film professors, historians and experts.

Think ofBackwards and in Heelsas a guidebook, your entry into the complex world of women in film. Join Alicia Malone as she champions Hollywood women of the past and present, and looks to the future with the hopes of leveling out the playing field.

Alicia Malone is a film reporter, host, writer and self-confessed movie geek. She first gained notice hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films in her native Australia, before making the leap to Los Angeles in 2011. Since then, Alicia has appeared on CNN, the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and many more as a film expert. Currently, she i...
Title:Backwards And In Heels: The Past, Present And Future Of Women Working In FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Mango MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1633536173

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very insightful for film enthusiasts As a former film student and a lover of film I loved this! Alicia (who I loved from Screen Junkies) writes very clearly and concisely about the role of women in film history. I learned a lot that I didn't know from my film history classes. The book is divided into quick read sections that makes it a speedy and enjoyable read! Loved it, and I kind of hope it makes its way into film history classrooms.
Date published: 2017-09-12

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?Alicia is a wonderful human whose voracious appetite for, and knowledge of, cinema and its history is immense and passionate. I can't think of anyone more suited to dig into this very important part of the story of film.? - Elijah Wood