Quotes by: Kathryn Bigelow

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Kathryn Bigelow
Bigelow at the 82nd Academy Awards, 2010
Born Kathryn Ann Bigelow
(1951 -11-27) November 27, 1951 (age 65)
San Carlos, California, U.S.
Alma mater San Francisco Art Institute
Columbia University
Occupation Director, producer, writer
Years active 1978–present
Notable work The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark, Strange Days, Point Break
Spouse(s) James Cameron (1989–1991)

There's a conventional reaction when you see a star: You anticipate he'll be a part of a particular denouement down the road, so you don't worry for that character.
Kathryn Bigelow
The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.
Kathryn Bigelow
The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process.
Kathryn Bigelow
There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible.
Kathryn Bigelow
My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have.
Kathryn Bigelow
I realised that there's a more muscular approach to film-making that I found very inspiring.
Kathryn Bigelow
I really look for peak experiences and dramatic material that can allow peak experiences.
Kathryn Bigelow
On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously.
Kathryn Bigelow
When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.
Kathryn Bigelow
One of the elements in the film that really fascinated me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of us vs them or east vs west, which was a by-product of the Cold War.
Kathryn Bigelow
The journey for women, no matter what venue it is - politics, business, film - it's, it's a long journey.
Kathryn Bigelow
I'm drawn to provocative characters that find themselves in extreme situations. And I think I'm drawn to that consistently.
Kathryn Bigelow
I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me.
Kathryn Bigelow
You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that.
Kathryn Bigelow
I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going.
Kathryn Bigelow
I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive.
Kathryn Bigelow
Right now, there's the illusion of order and civilization, but there's a tremendous amount of economic tension in this country and the educational system is constantly eroding.
Kathryn Bigelow
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