It’s not enough that we had to deal with the first reveal from Sight and Sound Magazine a couple of weeks ago when only one woman made their top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, now they have expanded the list to 250 and just 7 women make it to this full list.
Seven women out of 250. Absurd. And to make matters worse The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes in higher than The Piano. Please.
But what they have also done is give us all the voters and their ballots. For us nerds that data is gold. What I learned is that there were
165 196 female voters out of a total of 846. That’s 19.5 23.1%. Not enough, but better than I expected.
One thing we want to do here at Women and Hollywood is to look at the women and how they voted to see if gender matters. We’d love to get a couple of people to help us on this project. If you have an hour or two in the next week to spare email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you a section to look at.
Here are the women who made the list:
36 – Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles – Chantal Akerman
78 – Beau Travail – Claire Denis
102 – Meshes of the Afternoon – Maya Deren/Alexander Hammid
202 – Daisies – Vera Chytilova
202 – Cleo from 5 to 7 – Agnes Varda
202 – Wanda – Barbara Loden
235 – The Piano – Jane Campion
We created our own list of Greatest Movies Directed by Women. Please add your thoughts to it.