Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[3]] A Tale of Two Cities (1917) [imdb]

This movie passed 3 of 3 tests. It was entered by Mike on 2011-02-04 19:35:50.



Mike said:
There are a few scenes where Lucie Manette is worried sick about her man Darnay and Miss Pross tries to comfort her, during which we see an extremely brief exchange in which Miss Pross offers what looks like a cup of tea to Lucie, who refuses it.

Later, Miss Pross tells Frenchwoman Madame Defarge "I don't know what you're saying --- but you're not going to harm my Lucie!" Madame Defarge replies angrily and they have themselves a lengthy catfight that ends in death. Language barrier aside, they're clearly yelling at each other over Lucie so I think the film passes the test.

But that, apart from Miss Pross comforting Lucie, is about it for this movie.
Message posted on 2011-02-04 19:35:50

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