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Women in Film

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel created an influential means of measuring the significance of the role women play in film. Matthew Sweet plays music from films that pass the Bechdel Test.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel created an influential means of measuring the significance of the role woman play in film: Does the film contain a conversation between two women about something other than a man?

Reflecting International Women's Day on Sunday, Matthew Sweet features music for films that pass the Bechdel Test.

Featured scores includes "Thelma and Louise", "Gone With The Wind", "Silence Of The Lambs", "The Portrait Of A Lady", "The Princess Mononoke", "Orlando", "Annie Get Your Gun". The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's "All About Eve".

Matthew also profiles scores by some of the foremost women film composers, including Lesley Barber, Lisa Gerrard, Doreen Carwithen, Rachel Portman, Anne Dudley, Jocelyn Pook, Laura Rossi and Debbie Wiseman.

@bbcradio3 #womensday.

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Sat 7 Mar 2015 16:00

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