Monday, February 1, 2010


With The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow is basically a lock for a Best Director nomination (which would only be the fourth time -- I think -- that a woman has been nominated). I really hope she gets the nomination and wins; the work she displayed in The Hurt Locker was nothing less than a tour de force of direction. And speaking of tour de forces, does anyone remember the opening sequence of her brilliant sci-fi film Strange Days? This movie really needs to get the Blu Ray treatment. This is a raw, tough, amazing piece of filmmaking/storytelling, a film that got short-shrift from audiences upon initial release, but has now rightfully found a cult following. It's still her most ambitious effort, and one of the movies that really opened my mind to the cinematic experience.


Joel said...

Although I think that Lee Daniels's achievement in "Precious" is easily the best directorial effort of the year, he ain't gettin' it, and Bigelow did stunning work in "The Hurt Locker," so I have absolutely no problem with her winning. Hey, I mean, I'd nominate her and the film.

giggles said...

Can i just a feminist, it's about time a woman wins??? And deservedly so...!