Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Meet Alice Guy-Blaché. She made movies—some of the very first movies, and some of the most exciting! Blow up a pirate ship? Why not? Crawl into a tiger's cage? Of course! Leap off a bridge onto a real speeding train? It will be easy! Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice saw a potential for film that others had not seen before, allowing her to develop new narratives, new camera angles, new techniques, and to surprise her audiences again and again. With daring and vision, Alice Guy-Blaché introduced the world to a thrilling frontier of imagination and adventure, and became one of filmmaking's first and greatest innovators. Mara Rockliff tells the story of a girl who grew up loving stories and became an acclaimed storyteller and an inspiration in her own right.

Title:Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker
ISBN:9781452141343
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    Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker Reviews

  • Kathryn

    Picture books about important women omitted from the pages of traditional history books have been flooding onto library shelves of late, and this is a worthy addition. IEven today women directors are ...

  • Barbara

    Anyone who enjoys stories of individuals who have been forgotten, ignored or never given full credit for their accomplishments will enjoy this biography. It is worth noting that often it is women or t...

  • Tracy

    Thanks to the publisher for this review copy. All opinions are my own.Loved this narrative nonfiction picture book about Alice Guy-Blache, the first female filmmaker. The writing is engaging and shows...

  • Jeimy

    I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of Alice Guy-Blanché. Thankfully, this wonderful picture book remedied that situation!...

  • Becky

    First sentence: Once there was a little girl named Alice, and she lived on stories. Her grand-mere fed her folktales as she stirred the cherry soup. Her nursemaid spun colorful yarns as she helped but...

  • Jennifer Strong

    I just love the illustrations! Alice was truly creative and innovative!...

  • Tasha

    Alice Guy-Blache was the first woman film-maker in the world. When motion pictures were first invented, they were used to show dull things like people boarding a train. Alice saw an opportunity to use...

  • Samantha

    I loved this biography. I had no idea that a woman might have made a film before Georges Melies. I think this is a must have for most libraries....

  • Alex  Baugh

    Well, if one of the purposes of biographies is to introduce young readers (and their teacher) to people they may never have heard of, this book certainly fills that bill. Born in France in 1875, Alice...

  • Rich Farrell

    I knew nothing about Alice Guy-Blache, but I feel like after reading this short picture book I have the basic idea of her life and importance and I want to learn more. (Isn’t that the joy of a well-...