Citizen Dame

The podcast for feminists who love film, brought to you by two female critics who want to broaden the conversation.

Episode 125: The Dame Vanishes

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It's the episode you've all been waiting for!

This week, the Dames talk all about the one and only, never to be duplicated: Alfred Hitchcock!

We discuss:

  • Our favorite Hitchcock flicks, plus his best
  • The complete* history of Hitch and his filmography
  • The Hitchcock Blonde: Myth or Fact?
  • What everyone gets wrong about Vertigo (i.e. everything)
  • The only acceptable way to remake a Hitchcock movie (if you're not Hitchcock)

*okay, it's the bullet points

 

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Episode 124: Expressionist Dames

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The Dames dive into the twisted world of German Expressionism! This episode includes:

  • German Expressionism: WTF is it?
  • A discussion of the major filmmakers, films, and cinematographers of the movement. 
  • The long history of Expressionism and how it still shapes and influences the films of today. 

Episode 123: Nostalgic Dames

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This week, the Dames are joined once again by Variety's Jazz Tangcay (@jazzt) for a lively discussion about all things nostalgia. Topics include:

 

  • What is nostalgia and why?
  • How is it good, how is it bad?
  • What are some of our favorite nostalgic movies?

Join in the fun!

Episode 122: The Baby Yoda Show!

This week, the Dames discuss the most important topics, including:

Plus: Listener questions!

Episode 121: Everything You Know About Silent Film Is Wrong

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Join the Dames this week as we welcome Fritzi Kramer (@MoviesSilently) to discuss the legends and dispel the myths of Silent Film.

  • The damsels in distress were really the men!
  • Silent films were NOT all black and white!
  • D.W. Griffiths did NOT invent film as we know it!

Listen, learn, and enjoy.

 

Episode 120: The Dames Undergo Emotional Whiplash

This week, the Dames discuss any manner of bad (and good!) things, including the return (sigh) of the Garbage Men:

Plus Listener Questions and What We've Been Watching!

Episode 119: Film Can Change the World (For Better and Worse)

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This week, the Dames discuss the role of film as a vehicle for social change, sparking conversation, and broadening our own experiences. We also review Spike Lee's newest film, Da 5 Bloods.

 

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Episode 118: Studio Dames

The Dames are covering the Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood this week, including:
  • The Big Five
  • The Paramount Case and anti-trust laws (1948)
  • The 1950s and the further decline of the system into the independent era
  • Important genres: film noir, horror, melodrama, prestige pictures
  • Star personas! 
  • Female filmmakers during the system
  • Some lesser known essentials of the era
 

Episode 117: The Dame Code

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Welcome back!

This week, we're talking about:

  • What the Snyder Cut is really all about
  • What We Do in the Shadows is getting a season three!
  • The Production Code and how it changed Hollywood
  • Some of our favorite shocking pre-code films

And to read more about the Hays Code, click here: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/592022/

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Episode 116: Silent Dames

The Dames return to cover the history of early and silent cinema, why it's so important, and how women basically did everything first. 

  • The birth of motion pictures and the Silent Film era 
  • Lumieres vs. Melies
  • The development of the mobile camera and continuity narrative
  • Different film industries and influences (Hollywood, Weimar cinema/expressionism, etc.) - how techniques, images, themes, etc. continue to influence filmmaking TODAY
  • Early female filmmakers and artists, including Alice Guy-Blaché, Frances Marion, Mary Pickford, Lotte Reiniger, Marion E. Wong, and Lois Weber. 
 

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