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Letty (Lilian Gish) in Gish/Sjostrom's "The Wind" (1927 0r 1928) puts a
hole in a man--her rapist.

Jesse Kalin
Vassar College

On Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at 07:47  PM, Gary Harmon wrote:

> For Mark Pizzato and his interest in violent screen women:
> You may want to consider the grandmama of violent film women:
>     Scarlett O'Hara.
>
> So far as I know, she may be the first woman to put a hole in a man
> (the
> leering Union soldier), use a whip on another man or two, and slap
> (the female equivalent of a fist for the time?) about
> four persons in the course of her Gone With the Wind journey.  And of
> course, her words are sometimes sharp and wounding as well, the verbal
> version  of 'violent.'
>
> I would  be interested in knowing  whether anyone can name any more
> such phallic women who might predate Scarlett.
>
> Also, for a resource, do consult the book, Tough Girls.
>
> An interesting variation on your project would be a course on
>         Violent Women and Nurturing Men in Film
> (I nominate John Bayley's heroic nurture and unconditional love, in
> IRIS,
> as one of the best versions of this newly-filmed capacity for men
> in a changing contemporary world.)  Men with low testosterone may
> have been coming along in film all along.  Take a look.
>
> Gary Harmon
>
> Your list is recent, of course
> In a message dated 11/19/02 4:03:49 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> << 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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