Iron Jawed Angels (DVD)
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Iron Jawed Angels (DVD)
Oscar-winner Hilary Swank stars in a fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, telling the true story of how a pair of defiant and brilliant young activists took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.]]>
The fight for women's voting rights has rarely been given as dramatic a treatment as in Iron Jawed Angels. Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry) and Frances O'Connor (Mansfield Park) star as second-wave suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who led the final fight for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Though the movie sometimes tries too hard to avoid the stigma of a period piece (the soundtrack features electric guitars, Swank has a steamy moment in a bathtub, and the editing is jagged and flashy), the mounting energy of the fight--and the increasingly nasty opposition--gains real momentum when a wartime picket line leads to Paul, Burns, and their sisters-in-arms being arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned. The actors--including Julia Ormond (Smilla's Sense of Snow), Angelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor, The Grifters), and Brooke Smith (Vanya on 42nd Street)--give fervent, determined performances. --Bret Fetzer
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : 2221225
- Batteries : 7 Lithium Metal batteries required.
- Director : Katja von Garnier
- Media Format : AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Surround Sound
- Run time : 2 hours and 4 minutes
- Release date : January 16, 2007
- Actors : Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond, Anjelica Huston, Patrick Dempsey
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French
- Producers : Paula Weinstein, Len Amato, Robin Forman, Lydia Dean Pilcher
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Unqualified, Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
- Studio : HBO Studios
- ASIN : B00026L9CU
- Writers : Jennifer Friedes, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer, Sally Robinson
- Number of discs : 1
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The movie does a great job of showing the struggles experienced by the women's suffrage movement & how there were different views on how hard to push for the vote within the movement.
I think this video is great for students except for 2 parts:
- A bar butt scene
- a bathtub masturbation scene (nothing is shown, but it is very much implied)
The bathtub scene is easily skipped as the entire DVD chapter adds nothing to the story line
In a day and age of most now owning a DVD player or not willing/wanting to buy a DVD player accessory for a computer; this needs to be made into a version of modern accessibility.
I recall watching this as a teen and wondering in it’s splendid wake. Though I’ve learned that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady fought for white upperclass woman’s rights and against colored and immigrant woman’s right to vote let alone equality; which has had me question mainstream history as a whole.
I have found that focusing on the middle to lower class women you get a real story of grit and virtue. Though even in 1920s common human rights are still not equal though now it comes so, slowly, too slowly. We can not change history but we can, surely, ensure it does not repeat itself in the oppression of anyone.
Different fights are still being fought and with knowledge we can fight for the betterment of all. For without equality of all we will never live in a truly free county; if such a thing exists.
Regardless: watch the movie, make it an Amazon Instant Video. Simple enough to follow.
Times are turning and something of this value should not be left in the dust.
So, why did HBO and the director decide to degrade her? I'm really having a tough time understanding why it was necessary to show a scene of her bathing and masturbating? REALLY?? This woman was a Quaker. She was educated. She was young. She was single. She was fighting for her beliefs. The sexual nature of her being was her private business. The movie was not about her love life. This movie could have been fantastic. It could have been used a learning tool for all young people, showing them the importance of a single vote. Instead the director chose to degrade her character.
I am extrememly disappointed in the movie for not cutting that one scene.
Some of the more modern behavior by women is more 1920s then teens but I think that is to show more diversity between the “old-fashioned“ women and the “modern“ women.
This is based on the character Doris’s real life memoir “Jailed for Freedom” As well as several other real events in history. With the exception of McDreamy’s character (for that gratuitous romance) and the Layton’s (for an inside look at Congress/a well to do woman’s situation) most of the main characters you encounter are real people.
Carrie Chapman Catt is portrayed a bit more as a villain than she was in real life.
If you want another reason to vote, take a look at these women did and what they went through so we could exercise that right. I hope HBO offers a digital version soon.
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