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Great Women of Film

B+

Offering advice from those who’ve cracked — and conquered — the Hollywood boys’ club, this collection doesn’t focus on the usual star suspects (though Joan Allen, Jodie Foster, and Susan Sarandon are featured). Instead, Lumme turns the spotlight on behind-the-scenes mavens like producer Bonnie Curtis, composer Rachel Portman, and special-effects technician Christy Sumner. The most interesting tip? ”Fall absolutely madly in love with anybody,” says director Allison Anders. ”If it’s the wrong person, all the better, then you’ll have something to make a movie about.” B+

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