AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

9/23/12

The Man Who Loved Movies - And Women

               
           Andrew Sarris and Molly Haskell

The Man Who Loved Movies (and Women) Andrew Sarris Honored by MoMA, American Academy of Arts & Letters

By Penelope Andrew

'...In 1995, in the journal Film History, Andrew penned "Notes of an Accidental Auteurist." It contains a powerful statement on how much he cared about the portrayals of women on film. "I prefer Michael Powell's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp to Welles's Citizen Kane. Prefer Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons to Kane. Why? The respective treatments of women."...'

CONTINUE TO READ HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE HERE

Penelope Andrew writes for The Huffington Post, Bright Lights Film Journal, WestView News, Arts Express Syndicate and Critical Women on Film. Penny Andrew is a member of The Women Film Critics Circle.

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