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

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act August 21, 2013 at 8:58AM

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.
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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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