Heroine Content Links #5: Silent Hill, 300, Grindhouse

I’ll just pull a few quotes from this Reuters article:

The annual study by Martha Lauzen, of the university’s School of Theatre, Television and Film, surveyed the top 250 domestic-grossing films in 2007 and found no growth in the number of women employed in the positions of director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor. Lauzen also did a historical comparison of those top films from 2007 and 1998, finding that the percentage of women in every role had declined. The study also concluded that women were most likely to work on romantic comedies, romantic dramas and documentaries and least likely to work in horror, action-adventure or sci-fi features.

The 7th People of Colour in Science Fiction / Fantasy Carnival is up at Seeking Avalon, and it’s AMAZING. I can’t wait to read the piece about Dune by Gwneth Jones in its entirety. The 20th Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans will be at Podblack Blog. (You must see the Call for Entries. Trust me.) And last but not least, the 52nd Carnival of the Feminists is up at Figure: Demystifying the Female Physique.

And a few from the vaults:

A review of Silent Hill on Venturesome and another one by Tekanji. I saw Silent Hill, intending to review it, but could not work up any enthusiasm. These two reviews say everything I would have said if I did.

300: A Fangirl’s Rant: Zack Snyder Overthought Us Fangirls by Laura Martin at Sequential Tart.

For your entertainment, an article by Kira Cochrane in the Guardian that discusses “torture porn” and includes a discussion of Grindhouse. Via Death Proof protests on UK blog the f-word.

I’m a little behind adding links to our past reviews, since Fridays have turned out to be “no nap” days for the baby I currently supervise (or does he supervise me?). However, I will get caught up! I also encourage folks to send me links. Leave them in the comments.

Have a good weekend, everyone. Or if you’re reading this on Monday, have a good week!

This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.