Spike Lee Adds Films Directed by Women To His Essential Films List
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Spike Lee Adds Films Directed by Women To His Essential Films List

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So last month, when Spike Lee released his list of essential films (HERE) many people were perturbed that, of the 87 films he listed, none were directed by women.

Spike, however, has listened to those complaints, or, as he

said yesterday on his Kickstarter blog, “Thank

You For That Coat Pulling,” and added seven films directed by

women to his essential films list, four of them directed by the same

person.

Those women-directed films are:

The

Piano, Jane Campion (1993)

Daughters

of the Dust, Julie Dash (1991)

The

Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (2008)

The

Seduction of Mimi, Lina Wertmuller (1972)

Love

and Anarchy, Lina Wertmuller (1973)

Swept

Away, Lina Wertmuller (1974)

Seven

Beauties, Lina Wertmuller (1975)

Personally I would have gone with Point Break instead of The Hurt Locker for Bigelow, but then that’s

just me.

What do say about these additions?

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