Kathryn Bigelow Quotes


22 Kathryn Bigelow quotes:



"My criteria for doing a television series never changed. I wanted more stability, I wanted more of a sense of family, I wanted to do light comedy."
"Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before."
"My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one."
"Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people."
"Art does imitate life, and the Rodney King beating was a real event. It's a part of all our consciousness, and there's no value in ignoring it."
"I did a pilot for Anything But Love in 1988 that didn't sell."
"I don't believe in censorship in any form."
"I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going."
"I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive."
"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."
"On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously."
"Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm."
"I like high impact movies."
"If the film has a seductive nature at all, it's there to draw the viewer in, but I create the visuals in a way that seems absolutely inevitable to me."
"When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience."
"You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that."
"Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs."
"One should make morals judgements for oneself."
"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."
"The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process."



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