Kathryn Bigelow( Director)
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Biography Kathryn Bigelow
Date of Birth: 01/01/1952
Born in 1952. Some time was the wife of superezhissera James Cameron. This, obviously, had a profound impact on her hard "male" movies. Professional artist (from 1972 to 1983). She studied at the film school at Columbia University. Even then it was interested in the problem of violence. ( "I tried to explore the nature of violence - why it is so tempting on the screen," - she said of her first short film "The Trap" (1978). In 1981 she shot her first feature film "He that loveth" - about a gang that operated in the 50's, with William Dafoe in the title role.
In 1983 I saw this film, Walter Hill, who greatly contributed her career in Hollywood. However, only in 1988, she managed to make a film, which brought commercial success - almost complete darkness ". This bloody history of the modern vampire terrorizing at night the American hinterland.
1990 came the first "meynstrimovsky" movie Bigelow-"blueing": During a supermarket robbery in New York, police woman Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis) kills robber. His revolver seizes accidental witness, stockbroker, Eugene Hunt. Since the scene is not found weapons of the tyrant, the question arises about the incompetence of a fatal shooting Megan Turner. Meanwhile, Hunt proved to be a maniac begins killing people from the revolver and met with Megan, as it believes that its fight with the robber in a supermarket, which he watched and inspired him to these crimes. In the end, she realizes who is really her lover, and the novel turns into a fight.
Bigelow quite cleverly weaves into this thriller typical psychoanalytic motives that actually, and makes watching a movie with interest. This is nothing particularly "copyright" in this picture there
. Following her film, made for a big studio - "Breaking Point" (1991) with Patrick Sueyzi and Keanu Reeves in the lead roles, too, at first puzzling, improbable plot, but then a brilliant directing Bigelow forced to forget about his absurdities
. (The leader and guru of the group of California surfers Bodhi (Sveyzi) suspected of organizing a carefully planned crime. The FBI is implementing a group of his informants (Reeves and Gary Byuzi), which fall under the charm of lifestyle wards Bodhi).
. James Cameron (then-husband Bigelow) was co-writer and inspirer of the next-most ambitious and, unfortunately, the flop movie "Strange Days" (1995)
. And that this is one of the first movies that offered "artistic" interpretation of virtual reality. The idea of recording and direct transmission of thoughts every day becomes more and more urgent. However, public meynstrimovskoy film was too complicated. The failure of the film had a strong negative impact on career Bigelow in Hollywood - ever since she appeared on the set. Only in 1999, she started filming the movie "Weight of Water". American critics write about the talent of Bigelow, the presence of her own vision. She was considered the hope of American Women's Cinema. But she herself denies this notion and says - "I just take off". And this is true, because her films are often difficult to fit into the genre framework
. Filmography (director)
. 1978: The Trap (Set Up)
. 1982: He that loveth (The Loveless)
. 1988: Nearly complete darkness (Near Dark)
. 1990: blueing (Blue Steel)
. 1991: Breaking Point (Point Break)
. 1993: Wild palms (Wild Palms) (1993) TV - TV series
. 1995: Strange Days (Strange Days)
. 2000: Weight of Water (The Weight of Water)