Screenplay descriptions of 50 famous female film characters

Posted Thursday 12 Apr 2018

The faded movie star Norma Desmond wearing sunglasses inside; the elegant Holly Golightly with her "breakfast-cereal air of health"; the "lean and hungry" Katniss Everdeen "robbed of her little girl years long ago". has rifled through countless old screenplays to find the descriptions for 50 notable female film characters, young and old, heroine and foe, star and supporting character. Vulture reports that, "Some interesting, sometimes frustrating, trends emerge in the details; you may not be shocked to learn that [the characters' looks] are described far more than those of their male counterparts'." Do have a read, they offer plenty of insight into how Hollywood viewed and created roles for women.

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