By Deborah Jermyn

Nancy Meyers is stated because the such a lot commercially profitable girl filmmaker of all time, defined by way of Daphne Merkin in The manhattan Times at the unlock of It's Complicated as "a singular determine in Hollywood – [she] might, actually, be the main robust woman writer-director-producer at the moment working". but Meyers continues to be a director who, along being broadly brushed aside by way of critics, has been mostly absent in scholarly bills 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 by means of a girl filmmaker at that timefor What ladies Want in 2000), and a multifaceted occupation as a writer/producer/director courting again to her co-writing Private Benjamin in 1980, Meyers has been oddly overlooked via movie reports so far.

Including Nancy Meyers within the Bloomsbury partners to modern Filmmakers rectifies this omission, giving her the type of exact attention and popularity she warrants and exploring how, even though the demanding situations authorship holds for feminist movie reviews, Meyers might be located as a talented 'auteur'. This ebook proposes that Meyers' box-office good fortune, the consistency of fashion and subject throughout her movies, and the breadth of her physique of labor as a writer/producer/director throughout greater than 3 many years on the vanguard of Hollywood, (thus importantly bridging the second/third waves of feminism) make her a key modern US filmmaker. established to satisfy the desires of either the coed and pupil, Jermyn's quantity situates Meyers inside this ancient and important context, exploring the designated traits of her physique of labor, the explanations at the back of the pervasive resistance to it and new methods of knowing her films.

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