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Monday, March 08, 2010

AND she directed Point Break!


While Hollywood spent last night congratulating itself for finally acknowledging that you don't HAVE to have a dick to direct a movie, I actually really love that it was the industry's only legit female action/genre director who made that Oscar history. Of course, that in and of itself is a pathetic state of affairs; there are so few women directing big budget films (that aren't romantic comedies) that the group of us watching the Oscars last night were giving her credit for shit she didn't even make! (Nope, she didn't direct Deep Impact. That was Mimi Leder.)

Kathryn Bigelow also directed one of my favorite 80s cult flicks, and this should inspire everyone to check it out: 1987's Near Dark, the best Vampire Western ever. Of course, she was dating her soon-to-be (ex)husband James Cameron at the time, and gave most of his supporting cast from Aliens, which came out the previous year, terrific lead roles. Netflix that shit!

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5 Comments:

  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger mel b said…

    LOVE Near Dark, awesome. So is Strange Days, which I just 'flix'd and watched for the first time.

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Brett said…

    You know, I liked Strange Days but it's soooo timeframe-specific, it feels really dated to me now. It does have an awesome super-90s cast though: Fiennes! Basset! Lewis! Sizemore!

     
  • At 3:25 PM, Blogger Zach S. said…

    niiiiiice

    gave you some blog lovin'.

    check it; http://www.zforzombies.com/2010/03/youll-be-seeing-lot-of-changes-around.html#links

     
  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger Brett said…

    Rock. Thanks Zach!

     
  • At 5:27 PM, Blogger mel b said…

    I know right, remember Y2K?

     

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