Happy Birthday: Kathryn Bigelow

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

kathrynbigelow.jpgKathryn Bigelow

Born: November 27, 1951 in San Carlos, California, USA

I always want to make films. I think of it as a great opportunity to comment on the world in which we live. Perhaps just because I just came off The Hurt Locker (2008) and I’m thinking of the war and I think it’s a deplorable situation. It’s a great medium in which to speak about that. This is a war that cannot be won, why are we sending troops over there? Well, the only medium I have, the only opportunity I have, is to use film. There will always be issues I care about.

[on The Hurt Locker (2008)] War’s dirty little secret is that some men love it. I’m trying to unpack why, to look at what it means to be a hero in the context of 21st-century combat.

Near Dark
1987
dir. Bigelow
Starring:
Adrian Pasdar

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