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Watch: Connecting the Dots Between David Lynch and Maya Deren

26 April 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“As many viewers of Maya Deren‘s Meshes of the Afternoon and David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive have recognized, there are many similarities between these two filmmakers,” writes Joel Bocko over at Fandor Keyframe. “An ordinary key is charged with dangerous supernatural power; characters multiply, bending space and time; an Angeleno atmosphere in which daydream becomes nightmare — these are just a few of Meshes‘ and Lynch’s common touchstones.” This video finds the visual connections between Lynch’s work from Twin Peaks onwards and Deren’s best-known short. »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Ranks The 20 Greatest Films Directed By Women

18 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since Mary Pickford began United Artists in 1919 with her then-husband Douglas Fairbanks and their friends Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith, the idea of women in film has propelled not just from starring in or writing films, but producing, directing, and creating a cinematic universe of their own. The topic rings perhaps even more relevant today, as the issue of equal pay and proper roles for women in the industry remains unsolved and in need of a drastic, timely change. Read More: Jennifer Lawrence Talks Gender Pay Inequality In a new video essay by Fandor, other directors were asked to pick their favorite films directed by women and be ranked from 20-to-1. The list spans decades, going as far back as 1943 to Maya Deren’s “Meshes of the Afternoon,” a circular, surrealist masterpiece, and as recent as the brilliant Kelly Reichardt’s 2011 western drama “Meek’s Cutoff.” The ever-inspirational and paramount »

- Samantha Vacca

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