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Thanks so much for having me on the panel Cath! Anyone is welcome to get in touch if they want to know more or have questions, or connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanyhwhite/
Love this, Bethany! I wonder what your thoughts would be on the depiction of violence against women in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (especially the Swedish version of the film)?
Thanks Nikol! I’ve not actually seen the Swedish version, or read the books yet, but I have seen the David Fincher remake. What was interesting to me was that I’d heard so much about the character of Lisabeth, and she has this vigilante reputation in our culture, but she starts from such a vulnerable place. I found the scene where she is raped very difficult to watch, which was Fincher’s intention and very effective in my view. As I say, yet to see the original (it’s on my list!) and I’ve not studied the Fincher version in depth. I’m sure there’s studies out there! What was your take on the Swedish original?
Really interesting reflections Bethany on how women are depicted in film, and brilliant to hear how what you have learned is also informing your own film-making. I also love Wait Until Dark!
Glad you like it Penny! And so happy to have a mutual fan of Wait Until Dark - most people I mention it to have never heard of it, well worth recommending.