By Deborah Jermyn

Nancy Meyers is said because the so much commercially winning girl filmmaker of all time, defined via Daphne Merkin in The manhattan Times at the liberate of It's Complicated as "a singular determine in Hollywood – [she] might, in reality, be the main strong woman writer-director-producer at present working". but Meyers continues to be a director who, along being broadly brushed off by means of critics, has been principally absent in scholarly money owed either one of modern Hollywood cinema, and of feminism and picture. regardless of Meyers' awesome music list for turning a revenue (including the largest box-office go back ever accomplished via a lady filmmaker at that timefor What girls Want in 2000), and a multifaceted profession as a writer/producer/director relationship again to her co-writing Private Benjamin in 1980, Meyers has been oddly ignored by means of movie reviews thus far.

Including Nancy Meyers within the Bloomsbury partners to modern Filmmakers rectifies this omission, giving her the type of precise attention and popularity she warrants and exploring how, although the demanding situations authorship holds for feminist movie stories, Meyers should be located as a talented 'auteur'. This publication proposes that Meyers' box-office good fortune, the consistency of fashion and topic throughout her motion pictures, and the breadth of her physique of labor as a writer/producer/director throughout greater than 3 a long time on the leading edge of Hollywood, (thus importantly bridging the second/third waves of feminism) make her a key modern US filmmaker. dependent to satisfy the desires of either the scholar and student, Jermyn's quantity situates Meyers inside this old and important context, exploring the unique features of her physique of labor, the explanations at the back of the pervasive resistance to it and new methods of figuring out her films.

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