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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Silent Film Sunday-Alice Guy-Blache's The Consequences of Feminism

March is women's history month so its a good time to remember a largely forgotten hero of cinema history, Alice Guy-Blache


At a time when movie making was in its infancy and women where regulated to the home, Alice was making revolutionary films that pioneered ideas about fictional narrative and special effects.   She even ran her own studio with her husband, Solax, out of Fort Lee, New Jersey for a time.  Sadly bankruptcy and divorce cause Solax to close and Blache's promising career ended in the early 1920s.


The following film, The Consequences of Feminism,  from 1906 is a humorous story about a topsy turvy world in which men are the subservient sex; spending time grooming and performing house hold tasks, while women take the dominant role in relationships.   Blache was certainly a feminist so I imagine this film is meant to poke fun abut mens fears regarding the women's rights.





6 comments:

  1. Thanks for introducing this pioneering movie maker, movies have been important in the feminism movement.

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  2. What an awesome women's rights pioneer she was. Thank you for shining the spotlight on this hugely deserving woman, dear Kate.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. This is an awesome fine! Omg thank you for sharing your discovery of her. You know how much I love film!!! hehe xox

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  4. That is so cool that she ran her own studio!
    Lynne x

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  5. Happy women's history month! Such a great post to share! <3

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