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Female Filmmaker Friday: She-Devil, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

So this is week six of Female Filmmaker Friday and my fifth and final look the work of Susan Seidelman in the 1980s. I’ve really enjoyed delving into her work and I hope you guys have found some films you plan to see in the future.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Cookie, 1989 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

I can’t believe this is my fifth installment of Female Filmmaker Friday! I hope you guys have enjoyed the previous installments. This is week four on the 80s films of Susan Seidelman. Next week I will be doing my final entry on her films – on She-Devil, and oh boy do I have lots of (good) things to say about that gem! But before I get to that one, let’s talk about her earlier film from 1989 – Cookie.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Making Mr. Right, 1987 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

After I watched Desperately Seeking Susan a few weeks back, multiple people said I needed to follow it up with this little gem of a sci-fi romantic comedy.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

Last week I covered Susan Seidleman’s debut film Smithereens and now I will be discussing her second film, the mainstream hit Desperately Seeking Susan. Check back over the next few weeks as I look at three more of her films from the 1980s.

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Lady Directors, Aidan Quinn and Oscar Contenders: January 2014 in Films

Forgive me for posting this a day late. Somehow I totally forgot it was February until I realized today is Groundhog Day and I still haven’t watched Groundhog Day. Needless to say, I will be watching Groundhog Day soon. This month’s round up will be pretty brief. I’ve been trying to watch more movies directed by ladies and I’ve done a pretty stellar job of it (though I could be watching more!) and I’ve started a new feature called Female Filmmaker Friday that I hope you all enjoy. As always, after the cut you can read what I’ve been watching, as well as a few featured films.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Smithereens, 1982 (dir. Susan Seidelman)

I actually watched four films by Susan Seidelman last week (Desperately Seeking SusanMaking Mr. RightCookie and Smithereens). Aside from the film I am writing about today, I watched them in the order in which they were filmed. Thus, I have decided to spend the next four weeks of this feature discussing these films and the growth of Seidelman as a director. If I can manage to watch She-Devil before the series is over, I’ll discuss that film, too. Then I’ll have covered all of her work in the 1980s. I found a great podcast from 2009 in which Seidelman discusses the production of Smithereens, which you can listen to here. I really love what I’ve seen of Seidelman’s work and look forward to continuing her filmography. I discovered while reading about her that  when she went to grad school she started out as a fashion major before switching to film, which is exactly what I did! I love little connections like that.

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