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Sight and Sound Magazine Expands List of Top Films of All Time to 250 and Just Seven Women Directors Make It

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood August 17, 2012 at 12:45PM

It's not enough that we had to deal with the first reveal from Sight and Sound Magazine a couple of weeks ago when only one woman made their top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, now they have expanded the list to 250 and just 7 women make it to this full list.
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Chantal Akerman
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It's not enough that we had to deal with the first reveal from Sight and Sound Magazine a couple of weeks ago when only one woman made their top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, now they have expanded the list to 250 and just 7 women make it to this full list.

Seven women out of 250.  Absurd.  And to make matters worse The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes in higher than The Piano.  Please.

But what they have also done is give us all the voters and their ballots.  For us nerds that data is gold.  What I learned is that there were 165 196 female voters out of a total of 846.  That's 19.5 23.1%.  Not enough, but better than I expected. 

One thing we want to do here at Women and Hollywood is to look at the women and how they voted to see if gender matters.  We'd love to get a couple of people to help us on this project.  If you have an hour or two in the next week to spare email me melissa@womenandhollywood.com and we will get you a section to look at. 

Here are the women who made the list:

36 - Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - Chantal Akerman

78 - Beau Travail - Claire Denis

102 - Meshes of the Afternoon - Maya Deren/Alexander Hammid

202 - Daisies - Vera Chytilova

202 - Cleo from 5 to 7 - Agnes Varda

202 - Wanda - Barbara Loden

235 - The Piano - Jane Campion

We created our own list of Greatest Movies Directed by Women.  Please add your thoughts to it.