"A League of Their Own" (1992) - A winning comedy-drama about women ball players starring Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna, with Tom Hanks as their apoplectic coach ("There's no crying in baseball!").
see a problem?
you do know who directed that film, right?
penny marshall. who's not mentioned in the little snippet.
in fact, penny and debra winger worked on that project and worked on it to get it filmable.
yes, she bailed (geena davis part) before shooting was to start.
but you're mentioning names and penny marshall's a bigger name than all but tom hanks.
not only did she direct that film and 'big' and 'awakenings,' but she also was laverne!
laverne and shirley?
how can you not mention penny marsh!!!!!!
and as the attacks come on kathryn, continue coming, i find it interesting that a film a woman directs makes it into the national registry and not only is she not mentioned but it's not treated as anything significant or worth mentioning in the opening paragraph:
"The Matrix," a visionary science fiction tale that used startling visual effects to question the validity of human consciousness; "A Christmas Story," a holiday favorite about a boy's desire for a BB gun for Christmas; and the first feature motion picture for white audiences to star an African American actor are among the 25 titles added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.
it is only the 2nd feature film directed by a woman to make the registry (the 1st was amy heckerling's 'fast times at ridgemont high.' 600 films in total. leave out documentaries (i did) and you're left with only 2 of all the films inducted being directed by a woman.
so penny should be proud. she's accomplished something very big. (no, 'big' is not on the list. it surprised me too.)
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'