Dylan Marron’s project Every Single Word is a simple premise with a powerful message: He edits mainstream movies and leaves only the speaking parts of people of color. The results? Usually, 30 or 40 seconds of screen time. Big hits (Her, American Hustle) and indie films (like Frances Ha) alike illustrate the shameful lack of representation for people of color in the mainstream film industry.
(500) Days of Summer contains less than 30 seconds of content with a nonwhite speaker.
Moonrise Kingdom contains about 10 seconds.
Black Swan? 24 seconds. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 18, 2015
It’s happening. It’s happening. It’s happening! A female lead in a major film will finally be making more money than her male counterpart. And it’s a lot more.
People were PISSED when the Sony hack revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid less for American Hustle than her male co-stars, and understandably so. Now, J.Law is finally getting hers. Her next film, the romantic sci-fi drama Passengers, has just been green-lit, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she's due to make much more than the movie's male lead. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Feb 20, 2014
We already know the results of this ever-Sisyphean exercise: no. Surprise, everyone! Neither Martin Scorcese, Scott Rudin (and I wanna say technically) Spike Jonze managed to make films this year in which two even vaguely compelling female characters talk to one another about something that isn't a boy. Read More
BY Shannon Iggy
on Dec 12, 2013
David O. Russell, director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, delivers another smash with his new film, American Hustle. The film takes place in the 1970s, following an eager FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who is reluctantly aided by two con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) on a quest to expose corruption in Camden mayor Carmine Polito’s (Jeremy Renner) inner circle.
Performed by an all-star cast, American Hustle is a cunning tale of survival. Read More