Monday, March 15, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow is 58?!

WTF? She looks way better than I did then and apparently she is older than James Cameron!
It seems MacLean's and IMDB agree on this.
I find it funny what MacLean's says:
And there’s no small irony in the fact that the first woman to crack Oscar’s glass ceiling prefers not to brand herself a feminist filmmaker, even if she is one. Unlike the only other women ever nominated for Best Director—Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola—Bigelow makes movies that don’t promote a feminist, or even a feminine, sensibility.
She might disagree with this characterization. She is cited on imdb as saying:
If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. It's irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don't. There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible. It is.
Now that is what a real feminist, not one of the grievance-mongerer, would say. What the hell is a feminine sensibility!?


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