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For some reason that probably has to do with a lack of caffeine, I've moved into Oz-laconic mode lately.  Anyway, here are some female writers and directors whom I quite enjoy, along with some of their works.  Alphabetical order by last name.

Feel free to comment whom you particularly enjoy, as well as others.  For the purposes of this post (mine, that is, not everyone's who is doing the meme), with the exception of for Marti Noxon (because, really, let's not get into that), stating you dislike some of the individual works is fine, but the main thrust of this post is to celebrate rather than denigrate. 

Me being me, the focus is on film and TV and web series; I include Harper Lee and J.K. Rowling because the film adaptations of their work are so well known.  Listed are some of my favourite works.  Obviously this is not complete.  Directors are included.

Kathryn Bigelow (director, sometimes screenwriter: The Hurt Locker)
Connie Booth (writer, also costar: Fawlty Towers)
Leigh Brackett (screenwriter: The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo, The Long Goodbye, The Empire Strikes Back)
Cheryl Cain (screenwriter: Firefly [War Stories])
Jane Campion (director: The Piano)
Sofia Coppola (writer/director: The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette)
Jane Espenson (screenwriter: Buffy [Earshot, The Harsh Light of Day, Superstar, The Replacement, Triangle, Intervention, After Life, Life Serial, Dawn bits of CWDP, Storyteller], Angel [Guise will Beguise], Firefly [Shindig], Dollhouse [Briar Rose], Battlestar Galactica [Escape Veolicty, The Hub], Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Accession], also worked on [I haven't seen, but she has] Ellen, Caprica, her own webseries Husbands,....)
Nora Ephron (screenwriter: When Harry Met Sally)
Tina Fey (screenwriter: 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live)
Amy Heckerling (screenwriter/director, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
D.C. Fontana (screenwriter: Star Trek)
Rebecca Rand Kirschner (screenwriter: Freaks and Geeks, Buffy [Tough Love, Tabula Rasa, Hell's Bells])
Mindy Kaling (screenwriter: The Office (US))
Harper Lee (novelist: To Kill a Mockingbird)
Ida Lupino (director, also actress: The Hitch-hiker, The Bigamist)
Deepa Mehta (Indian-Canadian writer/director: Earth, Water, etc.)
Marti Noxon (screenwriter: 2nd-in-command of Buffy [I Only Have Eyes For You, The Witch, Consequences, Wild at Heart, New Moon Rising, Buffy vs. Dracula, Forever, Bargaining Part 1, Villains, Willow/Cassie parts of Conversations with Dead People, others], Angel [convent scene in Dear Boy], Mad Men)
Amy Poehler (screenwriter: Parks and Recreation)
Melissa Rosenberg (screenwriter: Dexter)
J.K. Rowling (novelist: Harry Potter series)
Lone Scherfig (director: An Education)
Maurissa Tancharoen (screenwriter: Dollhouse [Epitaphs One and Two], Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
Jeri Taylor (screenwriter: various Star Treks)
Julie Taymor (director: Across the Universe)
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For some reason that probably has to do with a lack of caffeine, I've moved into Oz-laconic mode lately.  Anyway, here are some female writers and directors whom I quite enjoy, along with some of their works.  Alphabetical order by last name.

Feel free to comment whom you particularly enjoy, as well as others.  For the purposes of this post (mine, that is, not everyone's who is doing the meme), with the exception of for Marti Noxon (because, really, let's not get into that), stating you dislike some of the individual works is fine, but the main thrust of this post is to celebrate rather than denigrate. 

Me being me, the focus is on film and TV and web series; I include Harper Lee and J.K. Rowling because the film adaptations of their work are so well known.  Listed are some of my favourite works.  Obviously this is not complete.  Directors are included.

Kathryn Bigelow (director, sometimes screenwriter: The Hurt Locker)
Connie Booth (writer, also costar: Fawlty Towers)
Leigh Brackett (screenwriter: The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo, The Long Goodbye, The Empire Strikes Back)
Cheryl Cain (screenwriter: Firefly [War Stories])
Jane Campion (director: The Piano)
Sofia Coppola (writer/director: The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette)
Jane Espenson (screenwriter: Buffy [Earshot, The Harsh Light of Day, Superstar, The Replacement, Triangle, Intervention, After Life, Life Serial, Dawn bits of CWDP, Storyteller], Angel [Guise will Beguise], Firefly [Shindig], Dollhouse [Briar Rose], Battlestar Galactica [Escape Veolicty, The Hub], Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Accession], also worked on [I haven't seen, but she has] Ellen, Caprica, her own webseries Husbands,....)
Nora Ephron (screenwriter: When Harry Met Sally)
Tina Fey (screenwriter: 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live)
Amy Heckerling (screenwriter/director, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
D.C. Fontana (screenwriter: Star Trek)
Rebecca Rand Kirschner (screenwriter: Freaks and Geeks, Buffy [Tough Love, Tabula Rasa, Hell's Bells])
Mindy Kaling (screenwriter: The Office (US))
Harper Lee (novelist: To Kill a Mockingbird)
Ida Lupino (director, also actress: The Hitch-hiker, The Bigamist)
Deepa Mehta (Indian-Canadian writer/director: Earth, Water, etc.)
Marti Noxon (screenwriter: 2nd-in-command of Buffy [I Only Have Eyes For You, The Witch, Consequences, Wild at Heart, New Moon Rising, Buffy vs. Dracula, Forever, Bargaining Part 1, Villains, Willow/Cassie parts of Conversations with Dead People, others], Angel [convent scene in Dear Boy], Mad Men)
Amy Poehler (screenwriter: Parks and Recreation)
Melissa Rosenberg (screenwriter: Dexter)
J.K. Rowling (novelist: Harry Potter series)
Lone Scherfig (director: An Education)
Maurissa Tancharoen (screenwriter: Dollhouse [Epitaphs One and Two], Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
Jeri Taylor (screenwriter: various Star Treks)
Julie Taymor (director: Across the Universe)
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Over on Jim Emerson's generally excellent blog, scanners, Jim talked about some reviews he's read of the new Planet of the Apes film, as well as a bit on Million Dollar Baby, David Cronenberg, etc.  Spoilers for all of the above, mostly.  But anyway, the reviews he quoted viewed the new film rather dimly and as subtext-free.  Whereas I think it had some meat to chew on.  Here is my hastily written response, which, you know, I'm posting here because why not?  But it's not quite a review so much as a mulling-over.  And I hadn't actually thought much about this outside the movie until posting it, so these are a little cobbled together as thoughts go.

I liked the movie by the way.  Way better than I expected.

Anyway, back to work.

Spoilers throughout, but I mark where the big ones start. )
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Over on Jim Emerson's generally excellent blog, scanners, Jim talked about some reviews he's read of the new Planet of the Apes film, as well as a bit on Million Dollar Baby, David Cronenberg, etc.  Spoilers for all of the above, mostly.  But anyway, the reviews he quoted viewed the new film rather dimly and as subtext-free.  Whereas I think it had some meat to chew on.  Here is my hastily written response, which, you know, I'm posting here because why not?  But it's not quite a review so much as a mulling-over.  And I hadn't actually thought much about this outside the movie until posting it, so these are a little cobbled together as thoughts go.

I liked the movie by the way.  Way better than I expected.

Anyway, back to work.

Spoilers throughout, but I mark where the big ones start. )

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