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Also try _The Hangman's Light_, which I just saw tonight.
http://www.hangmanslight.com

Mary Atkins and Mandy Barrett play psychotic killers in a small town.  Mandy
murders a TV crew.  Mary Atkins is very nice in real life.  Mandy used her
lawyer dad to get me in court for stalking because she thought I e-mailed
her too much.  I was later informed she has some problems with extremist
tendencies.  As a result, I could see the ending coming a mile away.  Mary
is given some very realistic makeup to make her look ancient.  She's often
cast as grandmotherly types because she looks good for her age--and her she
looks astonishingly old.

The director shocked the audience telling us this magnificent film, with
production values seemingly at least at Ray Bradbury Theatre level, was shot
in a mere 2 1/2 weeks of evenings and weekends with an all-volunteer cast
and crew.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
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Examine The Life of Timon of Athens at Cracks in the Fourth Wall Theatre &
Filmworks
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that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."--Jonathan Swift

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From: "Neal" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: Violent Screen Women


> Mark,
>
> You've got a nice list there.  But, since you asked, don't forget such
trash as
> the Scream films (and other slashers), Eve of Destruction, Tomb Raider,
> Charlie's Angels, and Cutthroat Island; not to mention anything starring
Cynthia
> Rothrock (former Karate champion, direct-to-video queen, mostly in cop
movies).
> Also recall Carol Clover's wonderful work on rape-revenge films.
>
> I'm a fan of Juliet Lewis's action in Natural Born Killers.  For more
refs, you
> might check out (caution, self-serving plug on the way) Reel Knockouts:
Violent
> Women in the Movies, U Texas Press, 2001, which includes work on Set it
Off,
> Waiting to Exhale, The Quick and the Dead, stripper movies,
women-in-chains
> flicks, the Hong Kong martial arts genre, etc.
>
> If you include the tube as well as the screen, then you have the sublime
show
> Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
>
> However, the creme de la creme is the newer Canadian werewolf flick Ginger
> Snaps.  One might make a case that only a female screen writer would dream
up
> such realistic malevolence in a fifteen-year-old girl.
>
> Happy viewing, and good luck with the course.  Feel free to send us a link
to a
> syllabus.
> best,
> Neal
>
> "Pizzato, Mark" wrote:
>
> > I'm teaching a spring course on "Violent Screen Women."  Here are the
films
> > I have used in teaching this course before (or plan to add), but I'm
looking
> > for others that any of you might recommend as insightful or significant.
> >
> > Also, does anyone know if THE BROOD is available on VHS/DVD in the
United
> > States?  It's only available in Britain according to IMDB.com.
> >
> > Psycho [videorecording] / dir. Alfred Hitchcock
> > Alien [videorecording] / dir. Ridley Scott
> > Aliens [videorecording] / directed by James Cameron.
> > Alien3 [videorecording] /  a film by David Fincher.
> > Alien resurrection [videorecording] /directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
> > Beloved, dir Jonathan Demme
> > The exorcist [videorecording] /Warner Bros. Pictures ; a William
Friedkin
> > film.
> > The Hunger [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ;  directed by Tony
Scott.
> > Carrie [videorecording] / United Artists ; directed by Brian De Palma.
> > I spit on your grave [videorecording] / Cinemagic Pictures, directed by
Meir
> > Zarchi.
> > Sisters (De Palma, 1973)
> > The Silence of the lambs [videorecording]
> > Interview with a Vampire
> > Bram Stoker's Dracula [videorecording] / directed by Francis Ford
Coppola
> > Thelma and Louise
> > Fatal attraction [videorecording]
> > Basic instinct [videorecording] : directed byPaul Verhoeven.
> > Terminator 2 [videorecording] : judgment day / directed by James Cameron
> > Death And The Maiden / [Videorecording] Roman Polanski
> > WITCHES OF EASTWICK, dir. George Miller (1987)
> > BLUE STEEL (1990, dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
> > MORTAL THOUGHTS (1991, dir. Alan Rudolph)
> > BLACK WIDOW (1986, dir. Bob Rafelson)
> > DEATH BECOMES HER (1992, dir. Zemeckis)
> > Diabolique (Les diaboliques), 1955.  Director, Henri-Georges Clouzot
> > Diabolique [videorecording] / Directed by Jeremiah Chechik.
> > CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, dir. Ang Lee (2000)
> > HEAVENLY CREATURES, dir. Peter Jackson (1994)
> > HEATHERS, dir. Michael Lehmann (1989)
> > THE STEPFATHER, dir. Joseph Ruben (1987)
> > Extremities (Robert M. Young, 1986)
> > The Brood (David Cronenberg, 1979)
> >
> > Mark Pizzato, PhD
> > Assoc. Prof. of Theatre
> > Dept. of Dance and Theatre
> > Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
> > Charlotte, NC 28223
> > Phone: (704) 687-4488
> > FAX: 704-687-3795
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> Neal King
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> Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
> Virginia Tech
> Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227
>
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