Oliver Stone picks 5 films about strong women - SFGate
[...] his latest, the violent drug thriller "Savages," has a couple of formidable females at its center: Salma Hayek as the stylish, ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel and Blake Lively as an Orange County princess who must find a resourcefulness she never knew she had. In that spirit, Stone was kind enough to pick five of his favorite examples of strong women throughout film history. [...] that is quite a reduction from the dozens of screen roles that are still living in my memory, including the evil queen/witch in the original "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) that truly affected me. In the origins of the movie, unlike Mata Hari, she is a rather pristine, almost elegant young maiden sent off on an arranged marriage to a madman. Faye Dunaway in "Network" (1976) is certainly one of the coldest bitches of all time, but is hilarious to watch in her mannerisms, Paddy Chayefsky's dialogue, and her cool toying with William Holden's love and marriage. [...] it works that way better.