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Brigitte Rollet

cinema and society in the last twenty years will also be considered. From acting and scriptwriting to directing Serreau’s early career is typical of many of her female contemporaries. Although a few older female filmmakers (such as Agnès Varda, Marguerite Duras and Nelly Kaplan) managed to make films in the 1960s (even late 1950s for Varda), most of the baby boomers became directors only in the 1970s. They often started with acting and felt, as numerous actresses did at the time, either a growing frustration with the roles

in Coline Serreau
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Dolores Tierney

origins of Mexican cinema (Burton-Carvajal, 1998 a: 19). The two volumes of his Cine y sociedad en México: 1896–1930 (Cinema and Society in Mexico) (1996a) are fundamental in understanding the silent era in Mexico. He is the leading authority on Mexican silent film and offers ‘the definitive social history the early years of the film medium’ (Burton-Carvajal, 1998 b: 235). He compensates for the loss of 90 percent of the early features and shorts

in Emilio Fernández