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Cinemasters: Polly Platt

You might not have heard of Polly Platt, but you’ll definitely have heard of her films. Variously credited as a production designer, producer and screenwriter, those job titles fail to capture the true extent of Platt’s influence on more than four decades of Hollywood filmmaking.

Platt began her career working as the creative partner of her then-husband Peter Bogdanovich on some of the best loved films of the 1970s (The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc?) before going on to become a key collaborator of directors such as George Miller (The Witches of Eastwick), James L Brooks (Terms of Endearment) and Cameron Crowe (Say Anything).

Platt’s artistic achievements have long been overshadowed by the famous men that surrounded her, but the story of her life and career serves as a compelling argument for the limits of auteur theory, especially when it comes to recognising the artistic achievements of women in a historically sexist film industry.

This season, co-curated by feminist film collective Invisible Women, attempts to readjust that balance by celebrating the unsung creative contributions of an unseen heroine of US cinema.

Read our Polly Platt Season Programme Notes here or download them, below.

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Films in this Season

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29 June

Say Anything... (15)

Cameron Crowe's directing debut stars John Cusack and Ione Skye

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