Funny Face

Source: Funny Face. Directed by Stanley Donen. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Accessed December 2, 2016. In 1957, Audrey Hepburn stepped once again into the Hollywood spotlight in the film Funny Face. Her character, Jo Stockton, is a quiet bookstore worker who get ropes into being the face of a campaign for Unique … More Funny Face

My Fair Lady

Source: My Fair Lady. Directed by George Cukor. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Accessed December 1, 2016. My Fair Lady is somewhat of a rags-to-riches story, but with a fun, sexist twist. The main character, played by Audrey Hepburn, is a poor young woman living in London by the name of Eliza Doolittle. … More My Fair Lady

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Source:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Directed by Blake Edwards. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Accessed December 2, 2016. The film Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released in 1961 and almost immediately became a timeless classic. The main character, Holly Golightly, is a young and somewhat reckless socialite who spends her days in New York going … More Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Women and Aging in Hollywod

Source: Lincoln, Anne E., and Michael Patrick Allen. “Double Jeopardy in Hollywood: Age and Gender in the Careers of Film Actors, 1926?1999.” Sociol Forum Sociological Forum 19, no. 4 (2004): 611-31. Accessed November 15, 2016. doi:10.1007/s11206-004-0698-1 Michael Patrick Allen and Anne E. Lincoln explore how age affects men and women differently in the film industry. When film … More Women and Aging in Hollywod

Roman Holiday

Source: Roman Holiday. Directed by William Wyler. Performed by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Accessed November 23, 2016. In 1953, the film Roman Holiday, starring film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, was released. Audrey Hepburn plays a sheltered princess who is touring European cities and holding diplomatic press conferences. She embodies all the qualities of … More Roman Holiday

Tyler Perry: A Case Study

Source: Patterson, Robert J. “Woman Thou Art Bound: Critical Spectatorship, Black Masculine Gazes, and Gender Problems in Tyler Perry’s Movies.” Black Camera3, no. 1 (2011): 9-30. Accessed November 15, 2016. doi:10.2979/blackcamera.3.1.9. In this article, Robert J. Patterson delves into the world of black women in film, specifically in the films produced by Tyler Perry, a prominent … More Tyler Perry: A Case Study

How Women Tell Their Stories

Source: Orwin, Anne. “Women’s Stories, Women’s Films: Integrating Women’s Studies and Film Production.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, 2002. Accessed November 15, 2016. http://www.jstor.org.erl.lib.byu.edu/stable/pdf/40004652.pdf. This article contains Anne Orwin’s findings about a class comprised of men and women who participated in a class within a collegiate film program. She begins her article by stating that women are surrounded … More How Women Tell Their Stories