The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor (Paperback)

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor (Paperback)

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Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. Soundbites about women and guns and speculation about the role of ex-husband James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic) in her career have often helped obscure rather than elucidate an understanding of her work.

This collection by Deborah Jermyn and Sean Redmond explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days. Her place within new Hollywood is as a filmmaker that blurs genre conventions, reinscribes gender identites, and produces a breathless cinema of attractions.

Review

A testament to both the breadth of the director's work and to the editor's achievement in filling such a gaping void in film studies. -- Jim Hemphill ― Film Quarterly
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press; Illustrated edition (January 15, 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 192 pages
  • Item Weight : 13.5 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.51 x 9.21 inches