Download e-book for iPad: Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (Screen Classics) by Mollie Gregory
By Mollie Gregory
They've traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes via barns, and raced to the rescue in speedy automobiles. They upload suspense and drama to the tale, portraying the swimmer stalked through the menacing shark, the heroine dangling twenty toes less than a hovering sizzling air balloon, or the girl jumping 9 ft over a wall to flee a puppy assault. merely knowledgeable could make such feats of bold glance effortless, and stuntwomen with the abilities to accomplish -- and continue to exist -- nice moments of motion in video clips were hitting their mark in Hollywood because the starting of film.
Here, Mollie Gregory offers the 1st background of stuntwomen within the movie from the silent period to the twenty-first century. within the early years of movies, girls have been hugely excited by all facets of movie creation, yet they have been marginalized as videos turned renowned, and extra vital, ecocnomic. able stuntwomen have been changed via males in wigs, and extremely few labored among the Thirties and Nineteen Sixties. As overdue because the Nineties, males wore wigs and women's outfits to double as actresses, and have been even "painted down" for a few performances, whereas women and men of colour have been on a regular basis denied stunt work.
For many years, stuntwomen have confronted institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and sexual harassment at the same time they jumped from dashing trains and raced horse-drawn carriages clear of burning structures. that includes sixty-five interviews, Stuntwomen showcases the soaking up tales and unusual braveness of girls who make their residing making plans and appearing action-packed sequences that preserve audience' hearts racing.