Women Screenwriters Today: Their Lives and Words


The question of whether women write from a unique perspective has been debated since the silent era. McCreadie examines how this "female sensibility" has been defined and whether, in fact, it exists at all. Such films as Lost in Translation and Monster suggest that women screenwriters are moving in a new direction, heading away from the big-budget action movies that dominate Hollywood today. But action-driven genre films, like the thrillers of Alexandra Seros, seem to belie the perception that women write films that are more dialogue- and character-driven than those of male screenwriters. Whether or not women actually write differently from men and about different topics, the author's unique approach--working with and through the words and lives of the women screenwriters themselves--allows both readers and writers an otherwise unattainable look into the ever-growing and ever more essential world of women in Hollywood.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2006


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