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September 11, 2016

30 Film Females: Little Women (1994)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 4:03 pm

One of the great tragedies of non-contemporary North American children’s literature is the [spoiler warning!] death of Beth March in Little Women (along with that of Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, which has been the subject of a previous blog).  The former has been adapted multiple times, with the big screen debut of a young Clare Danes in the 1994 version plus a spirited period performance by the renowned Generation X-er Winona Ryder as big sister and main protagonist Jo.

After more than two years and around forty blog posts, I’ve finally reached then end of this celebration of 30 Film Females (though am still to post a last summary).  I’ve focused on female characters and the actors playing (or voicing) them and now feel I should redress the balance, as illustrated by the doodle below.  To paraphrase Isaac Newton, acknowledging his debt to other scientists, “if we have made great films, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”.  Here are a few other women filmmakers you might like to explore: directors Kathryn Bigelow and Gurinder Chadha, screenwriters Nora Ephron and Abi Morgan, composers Debbie Wiseman and Rachel Portman, costume designers Jenny Beavan and Sandy Powell.  Feel free to let me know who you’d recommend…



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