Bite-sized blog post: Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow

Of course she is most famous as the first and as of the writing of this post (which hopefully becomes obsolete soon) the only woman to win a Best Director Oscar for her film The Hurt Locker (2008). KATHRYN BIGELOW earned her Master’s in film at Columbia where she studied criticism and theory and finished a short film The Set -Up (1978) which deconstructs the violence in cinema with a soundtrack of philosophy paired with visuals of two men engaged in a fight.

That short informed her subsequent work – and her first feature film after winning the Oscar Zero Dark Thirty (2012). Her artistic abilities were aided by her marketing savvy early in her career which can be demonstrated with films like Near Dark (1987) a vampire-western which Bigelow pursued because she had a desire to make a Western but knew that vampire films were popular at the time.

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Where to watch her films:




Read more about her:

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor (Directors’ Cuts) 

Find her on Facebook
Find Zero Dark on Twitter
Kathryn Bigelow: We Must End Gender Discrimination in Hollywood
The Films of Kathryn Bigelow, Ranked From Worst to Best
New York Times

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2014Last Days (Short)
 2011The Miraculous Year (TV Movie)
 2007Mission Zero (Short)
 2004Karen Sisco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000The Weight of Water
 1998-1999Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Lines of Fire (1999)
 1995Strange Days
 1993Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
Rising Sons (1993)
 1989New Order: Substance (Video short) (video “Touched By The Hand Of God”)
 1987Near Dark
 1978The Set-Up (Short)

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