Kathryn Bigelow Quotes

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

When I made my first film, I didn't think of it as directing, so it wasn't like I set out to become a director... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before... view

By: 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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

I don't believe in censorship in any form... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

There should be more women directing.. view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

I did a pilot for Anything But Love in 1988 that didn't sell... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

I like high impact movies... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

One should make morals judgements for oneself... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process... view

By: 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... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow

Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm... view

By: Kathryn Bigelow