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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Things You Really Should Know About Kathleen Kennedy

    While most of the attention for "Lincoln" has been devoted to three men -- director Steven Spielberg, writer Tony Kusher and lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis -- there's a woman without whom the film never would have happened. In fact, without her scores of some of the most popular movies ev...

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Ten $100 million Hits Starring Women Over 50

    The statistics could not be more stark.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Ava DuVernay and 10 More Trail-Blazing Black Female Directors

    Who won this year’s Best Director Award at Sundance? Or the only woman to direct a music video for Jay-Z? If you don’t know the answer to any of these questions, read on. And if you are wondering why black female directors need to be lumped together in their own column, the answer is simple - visibi...

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    Heroines of Cinema: Valdis Oskarsdottir, and the 'Invisible Art' of Editing

    Unlike the frequent depressing statistics on female directors or cinematographers, editing is one creative role in cinema where women have traditionally held their own.

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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Reasons to Love Emma Thompson

    Having previously examined the downside of being of a star actress, it seemed time for a corrective tonic. Not that I feel any A-list actress particularly needs to be acclaimed a heroine.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Tilda Swinton and Sally Potter's Orlando

    Arguably it is stretching the bounds of this column to claim Orlando, the eponymous protagonist of Sally Potter’s 1992 film, as a Heroine of Cinema. After all, the character not only begins life, but spends several hundred years as a biological man. However, the previous sentence may aler...

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