A Conversation for The Bechdel Test: Women in Film

Of course, it's no way to judge an individual film

Post 1

TRiG (Ireland) Trying to write, a little

There are all sorts of reasons why a film might legitimately fail the Bechdel test (war films set in the non-recent past; films with very few main characters, all of whom are male; films which are basically monologues by a single (male) character; etc.), and many of these films may be excellent.

The number of individual failures, however, is indicative of an overall failure.

TRiG.smiley - smiley


Of course, it's no way to judge an individual film

Post 2

BeowulfShaffer

Plus silent films.


Of course, it's no way to judge an individual film

Post 3

TRiG (Ireland) Trying to write, a little

Actually, on reflection, "war films set in the non-recent past" probably *should* have female characters. There were a lot more women on and near battlegrounds than we used to think. (And most war films aren't exclusively set on battlefields anyway.)

TRiG.smiley - surfer


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