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The Female of the Species

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jul 16, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw Griffith’s #TheFemaleoftheSpecies. Moves impressively from dire naturalism to salvific female/sister-hood. McTeague/Marcus/Trina …

… become Ullman/Thulin/Andersson, become convincing, saving sisters of mercy. Gender-limited/ing? Probably, or at least possibly …

… Or, the heroic world view, leavened by the Book of Ruth.

#TheFemaleoftheSpecies. You know Mary Pickford. (Don’t you?) Introducing Claire McDowell & Dorothy Bernard!