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How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
The best way to get the better of temptation is just to yield to it.
A mistake in judgment isn’t fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.

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What is an Epigram? / A dwarfish whole, / Its body brevity, / and wit its soul.

50 Essential Feminist Films

By Alison Nastasi on Jul 18, 2014 12:22pm

It’s no secret that the numbers surrounding women in cinema are dismal. Melissa Silverstein’s Women and Hollywood recently reported that only 74 of the 271 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences this year were women. We also know that for every 15 or so male directors, there is just one female director. At the same time, filmmakers of all genders continue to explore new representations of women in cinema. We thought it was time to revisit some essential feminist films (a few classics and several, perhaps, unexpected picks) that deconstruct gender identity, explore issues pertinent to women and their history, and challenge the patriarchy. These films, directed by women and men, have broadened the scope of female representation in cinema.


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You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.
There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
Life is the greatest bargain. We get it for nothing.
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.