Desert Island Series...Women always have plenty to pack!!

compiled by Frankie Kowalski

Cecile Starr's top 9 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"I've been lucky enough to know all the mentioned animators in person except one (Morse), and to count one of them (Parker) among my close friends. Their films reflect a wide range of subjects and techniques--from abstract to sexual, from hand drawn to electronic. By and large each is one-of-a-kind, and each one sparkles even after many screenings. Some of the films reflect the femaleness of their creators, and some reflect the creativeness of females. I would be proud to have made any one of them."

Galatea (1935) silhouette cut-out animation by Lotte Reiniger
Night On Bald Mountain (1933) Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker
Dwightiana (1959) stop-motion with baubles and doodads, by Marie Menke
Abstronic (1952) by Mary Ellen Bute
The Owl Who Married The Goose (1974) sand animation by Caroline Leaf
Improvization (1977) video animation of dance Kei Takei, by Doris Chase
Tub Film (1972) minimual line drawing by Mary Beams
Charleston Home Movie (1980) rotoscoping with feeling, by Deanne Morse
Permanent Wave (1969) optical printing with passion, by Anita Thacher

Aleksandra Korejwo's top 10 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"I think salt corresponds with sand from the desert as well."

Alice in Wonderland by Walt Disney
One film from the Nick Park collection--Just for laughing
One film from Faith Hubley collection--It is the colored music for my eyes
The Subject of the Picture by George Schwitzgebel--To remember good painting
In the Time of Angels by David Anderson--For my romantic soul
Adagio Cantabilo by Tomaso Albinioni
Divertimento KV13 Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Flight of the Bumble Bee by Nikolai Rimski-Korsako
The Swan --For contemplation
Hallelujah --For joy

Linda Simensky's 10 picks if stranded on a desert island...

"If I were packing films for a desert island, I'd probably have to figure out a way to sneak an extra 50 films to the island. I'd also want a healthy dose of the work of independent women filmmakers, including Sally Cruikshank, Joanna Priestley, Michaela Pavlatova, Jane Aaron and Allison Snowden".

The Cat Came Back by Cordell Barker
Screwy Truant by Tex Avery
Broken Down Film by Osamu Tezuka
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin by Janet Perlman
Duck Amuck by Chuck Jones
Hair-Raising Hare by Chuck Jones (or any other of about 25 Bugs Bunny cartoons)
Drawn From Memory by Paul Fierlinger
Lava Lava by Federico Vitale
Day-O by Susan Brand
Pictures from Memory by Nedjeljko Dragic

Nicole Salomon's 10 top picks if stranded on a desert island...

Damon the Mower by George Dunning
Windy Day by Faith and John Hubley
Une Bombe par Hazard by Jean-François Laguionie
Tableaux d'une Exposition by Claire Parker and Alexandre Alexeieff
The Big Snit by Richard Condic
Pulcinella by Emanuelle Luzzati & Giulio Gianini
To Shoot without Shooting by Kihachiro Kawamoto
Kama Sutra Rides Again by Bob Godfrey (when cheering up is necessary)
Three Monks by Ada
The Loin and the Song by Bretislav Pojar

And finally, my top 10 picks if stranded on a desert island--including plenty of sunscreen and (Snapple) mango iced tea...

Fantasia by Walt Disney
Pink Floyd The Wall by Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe and Alan Parker
The Lady and the Tramp by Walt Disney
The entire works of Aardman Animations
Anything Max & Dave Fleischer ever made, especially the bouncing ball Sing-A-Longs with Ethel Merman
Girls Night Out by Joanna Quinn
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ken Hughes (United Artists)
The Beany and Cecil Show animated series by Bob Clampett
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin-Bass Studios
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Chuck Jones
Artwork by Joanna Priestley

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