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A couple of interesting articles...

Postby bretonlass » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:52 pm

... about the representation of women in movies:

http://www.overthinkingit.com/2008/08/1 ... for-women/

http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/10/1 ... flowchart/

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Eloise :)
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Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Postby bretonlass » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:21 pm

"First, you see the world in black and white. After a while, you begin to see the shades of gray. And if you but have the courage to try, you then get to see all the colours of the rainbow." My philosophy of life

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Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Postby Windwalker » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:53 am

Terrific articles, Eloise! Thank you for noting them -- they're important at all times, but particularly pertinent to me right now because I'm girding my loins to reply to a despicable column in the Apex blog. I wrote about it on the blog yesterday: Standing at Thermopylae. I bet you will like the art I chose... *smile*
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Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Postby bretonlass » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:56 am

... and for the sake of argument, another one about women's instruction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/opini ... yt&emc=rss

Notwithstanding any political leanings, it does tell a lot about the atomization of knowledge in our society.

And much as I like the photo that goes with your blog post, I thing that mayhap one of these photos might have been good also:
http://arwen-undomiel.com/images/eowyn/ ... otK_11.jpg
http://arwen-undomiel.com/images/eowyn/ ... _sword.jpg

Remember the bit of dialogue that went with the last scene:

Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a Shieldmaiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.


Would that all men were open-minded like Aragorn!

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Eloise :)
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Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Postby Windwalker » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:19 am

Eloise, those are tremendous!

I chose the one of Gandalf for several reasons: he doesn't wear any armor; he looks so small yet indomitable against his huge adversary; and given the angle, it could be a woman or a man facing the Balrog. In some ways, I identify with him because he's older... as I am myself! *smile*
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Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Postby bretonlass » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:42 am

About the recent pick-up of the Wonder Woman series by NBC:

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/01/wonder-woman-tv/

I really hope that the show's producers will read that article! And I totally agree with their suggestion for the title character, too...

Cheers,

Eloise :)
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