Why do women rarely serve as voice-over narrators? Did the empowered ‘fast-talking dame’ die out with the screwball comedy? And is ‘The Bechdel Test’ really a good way to measure female characters’ verbal representation? This talk will consider these and other questions, looking at historical and contemporary trends in the treatment of the female voice in cinema.
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Earlier Event: November 19Short Film Programmme
Later Event: November 20Regarding Susan Sontag (Nancy Kates, 2014. 101min)