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Spike Lee Adds Films Directed by Women To His Essential Films List

Spike Lee Adds Films Directed by Women To His Essential Films List

So last month, when Spike Lee released his list of essential films (HERE) many people were perturbed that, of the 87 films he listed, none were directed by women.

Spike, however, has listened to those complaints, or, as he
said yesterday on his Kickstarter blog, “Thank
You For That Coat Pulling,”
and added seven films directed by
women to his essential films list, four of them directed by the same
person.

Those women-directed films are:

The
Piano, Jane Campion (1993)

Daughters
of the Dust, Julie Dash (1991)

The
Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (2008)

The
Seduction of Mimi, Lina Wertmuller (1972)

Love
and Anarchy, Lina Wertmuller (1973)

Swept
Away, Lina Wertmuller (1974)

Seven
Beauties, Lina Wertmuller (1975
)

Personally I would have gone with Point Break instead of The Hurt Locker for Bigelow, but then that’s
just me.

What do say about these additions?

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