I’m starting a new feature on my blog
that I’m keen for people to get involved with: Battle of the Sexes.
That’s a working title… Basically, I want to start a new feature based on the differing views of men and women regarding certain types of films. Audiences are far too easily pigeonholed and a lot of films don’t get the kind of viewing figures they deserve because of the assumptions people make about them based on the genre. My 19-year-old, semi-macho brother has a particular fondness for the likes of Bring It On, Get Over It and 10 Things I Hate About You, despite citing Coach Carter, Green Street and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as some of his favourite films. And a guy I’m kinda dating at the moment (who did not appreciate being made to watch 10 Things the other night…), despite being a bit of a sci-fi and quirky comedy fan, loves Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Lost in Translation – not necessarily girly films but the kind of films that, when you describe them to non-fans, sound almost chick-flicky.
With that in mind, I want to discuss typically female and male films from both perspectives. I want readers to suggest a typically blokey or girly film that we can debate (I’m taking suggestions from female followers too – I don’t just want my opinion thrown in here). For each title (I’m thinking one a week) I want to focus on one male and one female opinion, maybe throw in a few review links (to get an idea of how the films have been marketed and reviewed by big name critics) and then let the battle commence in the comments section. If any LAMBS who aren’t currently followers of Final Cut fancy getting involved, they can email me (email@example.com) with Final Cut in the subject. Just suggest a title and a couple of basic points (don’t email me an entire post in case someone else wants the title too) and I’ll get back to you. Hopefully within a week or two we can get a few posts queued up. I’ll kick things off next week with my thoughts on my former favourite film of all time: Breakfast At Tiffany’s. If any of you guys reading want to provide a male perspective, drop me an email.
Emma aka Filmgeek
Got a Press Release, something to Plug, or a Screener available for review (or some combination of the three)? Ok, don’t get all crazy about it. Just click here and give me the details (what, when, where, and a link, for starters) – I’ll handle the rest.
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