"I hope the most desperate showbiz rejects walk over me here and feel some sort of respect and strength," Baltimore filmmaker John Waters said Monday at the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Women directors have been making compelling feature films since the dawn of cinema. However, the lack of recognition that they face in the industry has persisted since day one. It wasn't until 1976 that a woman was nominated for the Best Director Oscar. These are the most influential movies directed by women based on the number of times they appear as assigned films on university syllabi.
Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, immortalized in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," served for decades as a doctor at a high school in Minnesota. He signed a 1951 yearbook, which was auctioned Tuesday for $9,400.
There's an unwritten rule that any movie based on an anime or manga will absolutely suck. That's not to say anime movies are terrible -- just their Hollywood-produced live-action adaptations. It's less an unwritten rule and more an ironclad reality of moviemaking. That's fairly well established, but there are tons of movies inspired by anime that are exceptionally well-made.
Books, TV series, and earlier movies have all provided the starting point for smash-hit film franchises. Some characters or properties, such as James Bond or Harry Potter or various figures in DC and Marvel comics, become franchises almost automatically, because they begin with multiple books (or comic books) and an array of vivid characters.
Asian American women have been directing projects for the big and small screens for decades. In spite of obstacles in an industry that has long prioritized a male director's point of view, these women have found ways to raise funds, start their own production companies, release their films, and even launch their television series. They continue to collect accolades while doing so, inspiring the next generation of female directors to do the same.