Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019)

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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Written by: James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by)

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 3

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 48/50

Nina Jacobson’s Full Sundance Producers Brunch Keynote Speech

We have entered the Era of the Producer, in which the people in this room have unprecedented freedom. If something is good, you will find a way to make it and it will be seen. That freedom gives us the power to break the rules and remake them.

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“Nina Jacobson’s Full Sundance Producers Brunch Keynote Speech”

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018) by Marielle Heller

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Directed by: Marielle Heller

Written by: Nicole Holofcener (screenplay by), Jeff Whitty (screenplay by)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 4

3) Strength of the directing: 4

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 4

7) Strength of the sound design: 3

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 4

10) Would I recommend it? 4

Score: 42/50

Update to Scoring

I realized there is an inherent flaw in my current scoring. Certain formats will inherently get low scores because of the format. I’ve been comparing all formats on the same level when this isn’t fair. So, I’ve created new scoring based on format.

 

YouTube/Internet Videos

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the directing

3) Strength of the visual content

4) Did I enjoy it?

5) Would I recommend it?

Total Scores out of 25

 

Videogames

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the writing

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the voice acting

5) Strength of the game design

6) Strength of the editing

7) Strength of the sound design

8) Strength of the game play

9) Did I enjoy it?

10) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 50

 

Unscripted/Documentary

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the story

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the visual content

5) Did I enjoy it?

6) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 30

 

Scripted Film & Television

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the writing

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the acting

5) Strength of the cinematography

6) Strength of the editing

7) Strength of the sound design

8) Strength of the production design

9) Did I enjoy it?

10) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 50