Science and Performance: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s Science Fiction

Science and Performance: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's 1960s Science Fiction by Jonathan Bignell Awards season brings those who work creatively behind the camera in a variety of technical roles into the spotlight, albeit briefly. It galvanises our commitment to the work of writing a history which properly incorporates women’s contribution to the language of film … Continue reading Science and Performance: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1960s Science Fiction

Re-encountering Nell Dunn and ‘Poor Cow’ (1967)

Poor Cow (1967) by Selina Robertson   This week’s blog contribution comes from Selina Robertson, film curator, writer and co-founder of Club des Femmes, who has interviewed Nell Dunn about her groundbreaking novel and film, Poor Cow (1967). As the film is re-released following its digital restoration, her article gives a unique insight into Dunn’s … Continue reading Re-encountering Nell Dunn and ‘Poor Cow’ (1967)

Fred Zinnemann: resistant women’s histories

Fred Zinnemann: A filmmaker who brought resistant women’s histories to the screen by J.E. Smyth Fred Zinnemann was well known for saying that he didn’t want to make the same kind of film over and over again and that the idea of maintaining a unified style or approach to ideas was not only boring, but … Continue reading Fred Zinnemann: resistant women’s histories

Joanna Scanlan and the Invisibility of Women

The influences on and experiences of a woman writer and actor by Clare Watson  Joanna Scanlan is an award-winning British writer and actress perhaps most widely known for her portrayals of strangely likeable yet flawed middle-aged characters in the television series The Thick of It (2005-2012) and Getting On (2009-2012). Her latest film role as … Continue reading Joanna Scanlan and the Invisibility of Women