Jena Blumenfield speaks with feminist film critic Marjorie Rosen, author of "Popcorn Venus: women, movies and the American Dream" (New York: McCann and Geoghegan, 1973). They discuss the role of women in the film industry, how most women's dialogue was scripted to be witty in the early days of talkies, how women's roles in the 1950s were retrograde, and about recently released films and their relationship to the women's movement. This is part of a film series produced by Paul McIsaac.
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