Re: [Frameworks] Movies w/girls fighting

From: Chuck Kleinhans <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:29:49 +0000

I beleive there's one of adolescents fighting in Thirteen

For adult women: there's a long comic tradition in classic Hollywood films of "catfights" which are almost always for amusement of male onlookers; you could track them down with IMDb's keyword feature.

A classic example: Dance GIrl Dance (d. Dorothy Arzner)

A recent interation: Bandidas with Salma Heyek and Penelope Cruz

For women fighting (often with women) there's a very substantial Asian lineage of warrior women.

Perhaps the best example of that would be Heroic Trio (Vastly superior to Crouching Tiger, IMHO)

There are many recent articles and even books on the Warrior Woman ripe, easily researched with a Google search

Many women in prison films have such sequences.

Chuck Kleinhans

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