First, a New Year’s Resolution: I may or may not post a whole lot, but I will at least stop promising posts that don’t materialize.
Anyway, here’s your next linkspam, themed around film. I still have a ton of links on other topics, so more will be coming eventually. However, I’ve got a handful of other things I want to write about (as opposed to copying-and-pasting about), so things will get done as they get done.
The first lot relates to women in action movies:
- Faster Pussycat! Kill! Bill!, on Kill Bill as a milestone, and standard plotlines
- The “people won’t watch female action movies” myth, breaks down the numbers behind action movies with female protagonists
- In Audiences Won’t Go to See an Action Movie That Stars Women, Robert Elisberg further breaks down those numbers.
- (Not about women, but this one was spawned by similar ideas: Why Don’t White Audiences Go See Black Movies?)
- Token female characters in ensemble action movies is about exactly what it sounds like
- The actress behind an iconic action heroine reflects in Sigourney Weaver on the Legacy of ‘Aliens’ & Her Sequel That Hollywood Won’t Make
Next, some technical/behind-the-scenes articles:
- A short course in A video primer in shot-making from Majestic Micro Essays
- Piracy: Enforcement Isn’t Working, Prices Need to Come Down – some interesting ideas about intellectual property
- The “Gray Ones” Fade to Black – notes from a film teacher
- One More Glass Ceiling Shattered: Patty Jenkins Signed to Direct Thor 2 – article also explains why this is important
- Warner Brothers Talk About Plans for Ultraviolet, Flixster, and Johanna Draper Carlson points out the myriad problems with what they’ve said
- Hollywood hooked on sexualizing women and teen girls, a new study from the University of Southern California
- Women Make Up Only 33% of Speaking Roles in Films, commentary on the USC study
- Breaking Dawn Scores 5th Highest Opening Weekend Ever – numbers, numbers, how I love numbers~
- The Good New Days Are Over – discussing the merging of publishing and distributing companies in a variety of industries
Uh-oh. I thought that that would take care of a hefty chunk of the links I’ve stored up, but no such luck. Maybe I’ll get them all done by next year…