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Gillian Armstrong is a prolific and versatile film director whose work spans over five decades, three continents and numerous movie forms. Like other directors acclaimed for their accomplishments across a suite of movie genres, Armstrong makes movies with a distinct and recurring set of concerns. These include a focus on biography or life narrative; an interest in adapting popular 'literary' stories into cinematic forms; charismatic and often eccentric female characters; and issues of social class and exclusion. Committed to creating stories featuring strong female characters, Armstrong has significantly revised period adaptations, biographical story-telling and all forms of documentary, from a feminist perspective. This book argues that Armstrong is a genuine 'auteur' in the classic sense of the term and that her work in small- to mid-budget films has allowed for the emergence of a persistent set of themes and characters.
|Publication date:||30th November 2020|
|Author:||Julia (Flinders University) Erhart|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Categories:||Film theory & criticism, Film theory & criticism,|
Julia Erhart is Associate Professor in Screen and Media Studies at Flinders University.More About Julia (Flinders University) Erhart