What do you think of when you think of films by female film directors?

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#1 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -

I'm trying to guage what the majority of film goers think for my own curiosity. If you don't like any of the selections write it instead.

#2 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16789 posts) -

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

#3 Posted by Wasdie (50001 posts) -

The only time I actually was aware of the gender of the director of a film was when somebody told me the Hurt Locker was directed by a woman. Otherwise it's just a name.

#4 Posted by konvikt_17 (22248 posts) -

I base a movie on its trailers and its predeccessors if its a sequel or something. not the Director.


#5 Posted by metroidprime55 (17657 posts) -

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

turtlethetaffer
#6 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16789 posts) -

Is it really a big deal if the director is female? Really?? That's like being amazed that, yes, there are, in fact, females who play video games.

#7 Posted by comp_atkins (31473 posts) -
eh.. i rarely even know/care who the directors of movies are. so i need a "no opinion" category.
#8 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

turtlethetaffer
Same here. It doesn't make me think any differently of a film.
#9 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16789 posts) -

[QUOTE="turtlethetaffer"]

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

MonoSilver

Same here. It doesn't make me think any differently of a film.

Exactly. I don't care if the director has a vagina penis or something inbetween. If the movie's good, I'll watch it.

#10 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"][QUOTE="turtlethetaffer"]

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

turtlethetaffer

Same here. It doesn't make me think any differently of a film.

Exactly. I don't care if the director has a vagina penis or something inbetween. If the movie's good, I'll watch it.

I might take note if they have something in between.
#11 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16789 posts) -

[QUOTE="turtlethetaffer"]

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"] Same here. It doesn't make me think any differently of a film.MonoSilver

Exactly. I don't care if the director has a vagina penis or something inbetween. If the movie's good, I'll watch it.

I might take note if they have something in between.

That was ony a joke :P Point was, it doesn't matter to me, make a good movie and I'll enjoy it.

#12 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

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#13 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

I have no idea.

#14 Posted by MrPraline (21321 posts) -
First thought was how much I adore Brit Marling. She's the future. Write that down.
#15 Posted by lostrib (37634 posts) -

The only time I actually was aware of the gender of the director of a film was when somebody told me the Hurt Locker was directed by a woman. Otherwise it's just a name.

Wasdie

This

Only one that comes to mind

#16 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

Point Break and American Psycho.

I wonder what the hell happened to Mimi Leder, she could've been just as good as Bigelow.

#17 Posted by AlexTracy (76 posts) -

All interesting answers. I wasn't thinking so much about quality of the films but that's certainly a factor. i was thinking more along the lines about if/how the same film being directed by a male director be different if directed by a female. The reason being, I have a theory that because about 90% of films are being made by males and that because only about 10% of films are directed by women then we as film gowers "aren't hearing both sides of the 'potential movie' story" if you will. 

#18 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5422 posts) -

I think of a woman in the director's seat. Not much else.

turtlethetaffer
#19 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
i don't really have any associations with a particular type of filmmaking for women. point break, lost in translation, twilight, and winter's bone are all really different movies and i don't doubt that there are even more diverse examples.
#20 Posted by DevilMightCry (3495 posts) -
I think of American Psycho.
#21 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -
I have never heard of a female film director. I would be skeptical.
#22 Posted by heeweesRus (5609 posts) -

Uwe Boll

#23 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

Wish there was more to get a proper perspective on how woman directors differ on average to males.

Akin  to how there are subtle differences in writers (woman on average tend to have a bigger focus on internal conflict & character interaction)

Unfortunately, woman directors are a micro minority in Hollywood.

#24 Posted by jg4xchamp (48352 posts) -

The only time I actually was aware of the gender of the director of a film was when somebody told me the Hurt Locker was directed by a woman. Otherwise it's just a name.

Wasdie

#25 Posted by Nude_Dude (5371 posts) -
I drop my jaw in disgust and try to erase the movie from my memory. Preposterous!
#26 Posted by Planeforger (15795 posts) -
I'm thinking of The Hurt Locker, and...uh...Strange Days? Oh, and now I thinking of what's her name, Coppola. Sophia Coppola. Did that film with Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson's backs- hm, Lost in Translation? As for what kinds of movies women are likely to direct, my answer would be 'whatever guys would direct'.
#27 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

I'm a little surprised. 

I'm not a movie conniseour who like watches the stuff going on at the cannes festival, and the art house films.

just whatever gets sent to the cinema. 

 

I mean sitting and thinking about what  female directors to begin with is hard enough, can only think of Bigelow that's it. Almost all the the directors of movies i've seen and/or liked have been by men. 

#28 Posted by Angie7F (1120 posts) -

I think of marie antoinette, lost in translation and helter skelter.

All of the above are interesting, but the pace of the movie is not my thing.

#29 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29383 posts) -

Tbh most of the time when I watch a movie I don't even know the director's name let alone their gender (like hell if I'm reading the credits :P).

#30 Posted by BossPerson (9473 posts) -
There's barely any female directors anyways, so it doesn't cross my mind. I wouldn't think less of a movie because of the gender of the director though....as long as its not some romantic comedy garbage
#31 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

For some reason I think of marshalling pennies. Not sure why though.