“Mothers… don’t receive as much thematic prominence as father-son/child relationships in the cinematic world of a galaxy far, far away. If they do, they are noticeably disposable.” – Caroline Cao, The Mary Sue. Read more:
“If I had to give one piece of advice to writers, especially male writers, it would be to show women in relationship to other women as an important part of plot and character development.” – Kate Elliott & Ken Liu in Conversation, Literary Hub. Read more:
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy: “I think the character of Rey, the character of Jyn, these are empowered women that are not necessarily just taking on male characteristics. These are genuinely female heroines. I think that’s really important, and I think it will make a difference.” – Lucas Siegel, comicbook.com. Read more:
“The Force Awakens was also met with prejudiced backlash for having female and black leads in Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in spam bots and a boycott only Jar Jar Binks would consider successful.” – Danette Chavez, A.V. Club.
Virtual Reality filmmaker Lynette Wallworth takes the stage at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards next week as winner of the $10,000 Byron Kennedy Award for “outstanding creative enterprise” in film and television.
Her film, Collisions, invites audiences on a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder, Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.
Wallworth’s previous virtual reality film, Coral: Rekindling Venus, about the vibrant undersea life of coral reefs, was made for the domes of planetariums.
James Cameron provides audiences with a rich film experience by using all three levels of brain stimulation simultaneously: biological stimulus, social emotion, and intellectual metaphor. – Mike Hill, Film & Game Concept Designer.
Mike gives a breakdown of the cinematic storytelling techniques used by James Cameron in Terminator 2. Watch Video:
“A spiritual connection with Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens character is not unwarranted… we should see Aisholpan as a real-life analog to Rey and Katniss and the few other female characters who have been allowed to be fully human onscreen recently.” – MaryAnn Johanson, Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Read more: