Does the lack of women behind the lens reflect on what we see on the screen? The Tramp considers where women are in film.
At some point in our lives most of us have sought out role models or characters that we aspire to be. It isn’t the case that women only relate to female characters and men only relate to male characters. It is about people relating to the most interesting and relevant characters to them. But what if every character or story that you relate to, every role model, is male?
Now, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Arrived in cinemas on Wednesday, but I’m damned if I’m not having this trailer in the post this week.
Oh, that’s good stuff. There’s a longer version on the official site if you want to see some actual jokes (‘Some of you are just fish I’ve put a hat on’), but for me the sea shanty version wins. I’m actually a bit excited about seeing it.
If you’re looking for something to read, why not give this Vanity Fair article a look, it’s all about The Sopranos, from those who made it.
Or you could read a MostlyFilm post. Choose from this week’s gems:
Lena Dunham: if you don’t know her name already, you soon will. The 25 year-old Manhattan based film-maker is currently the focus of intense media attention from blogosphere to broadsheet as her Judd Apatow-sponsored TV series Girls debuts on HBO over in the US. Meanwhile, Dunham’s wildly acclaimed breakthrough feature Tiny Furniture (2010)finally gets a release in the UK this week, exporting her brand of naturalistic, female-led comedy across the Atlantic.
Lena Dunham’s accelerated rise through the Hollywood food chain has met with adulation and condemnation in equal measure. With a dozen YouTube shorts and one micro-budget feature, Creative Nonfiction, under her belt, Dunham was barely out of college when Tiny Furniture won the Best Narrative Feature prize at South by Southwest Festival. Starring the writer herself as Aura, a disillusioned graduate who returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister, the film is an unashamedly personal, self-parodying exploration of what it means to be young in the post-Millennial era.