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#1. I need to have my hands on the DNA of a film. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#2. My dad used to draw these great cartoon figures. His dream was being a cartoonist, but he never achieved it, and it kind of broke my heart. I think part of my interest in art had to do with his yearning for something he could never have. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#3. I don't believe in censorship in any form. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#4. I can't stand outside myself and be anybody else. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#5. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#6. I like to be strong. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#7. Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#8. I thrive on production. It feels very much like a natural environment for me. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#9. Cinema has the capacity to be so physiological. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#10. It's totally thrilling to direct. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#11. I'm interested in social commentary. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#12. For some individuals - some soldiers, some contractors - combat provides a kind of purpose and meaning beyond which all else potentially pales in comparison. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#13. The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#14. I do have to say I have been very fortunate. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#15. I did a pilot for Anything But Love in 1988 that didn't sell. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#16. There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of science, as they do now to burning at the stake in the name of religion. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#17. Jordan is a very secular, Westernized country in some respects. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#18. On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#19. Perhaps the only thing in my favor is that I am very tenacious. I don't take 'no' very well. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#20. You only have so much money to shoot a movie with. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#21. There's a conventional reaction when you see a star: You anticipate he'll be a part of a particular denouement down the road, so you don't worry for that character. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#22. The journey for women, no matter what venue it is - politics, business, film - it's, it's a long journey. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#23. It's irrelevant who or what directed a movie; the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don't. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#24. I don't do what I do to try and break a glass ceiling. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#25. You have to disengage at some point in order to be fresh. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#26. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#27. I like high impact movies. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#28. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#29. I realised that there's a more muscular approach to film-making that I found very inspiring. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#30. Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#31. I suppose I like to think of myself as a film-maker. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#32. I began to exercise a lot of cinematic muscle with the precepts I had learned in the New York art world. Film was intriguing. I began to think of art as elitist; film was not. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#33. I'm definitely not drawn to shooting on a stage, I'm just not. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#34. I'd love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I wait for the day when the modifier can be a moot point. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#35. War's dirty little secret is that some men love it. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#36. I don't know if I thrive in normal life. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#37. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#38. I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#39. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#40. Films don't cause violence, people do. Violence defines our existence. To shield oneself is more dangerous than trying to reflect it. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#41. My interest is to work in as uncompromised a way as possible. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#42. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#43. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#44. I don't want to be made pacified or made comfortable. I like stuff that gets your adrenaline going. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#45. There's really no difference between what I do and what a male filmmaker might do. I mean we all try to make our days, we all try to give the best performances we can, we try to make our budget, we try to make the best movie we possibly can. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#46. Am I a 'woman of action'? I don't think of myself that way. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#47. I choose material instinctually - at the heart of it are characters that I feel are fresh and original, and allow for an opportunity to, I suppose, explore uncharted ground. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#48. What's most galvanizing for me is the opportunity to be topical and relevant and entertaining. That's the holy grail. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#49. Character and emotionality don't always have to be relegated to quieter, more simple constructs. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#50. I'm drawn to provocative characters that find themselves in extreme situations. And I think I'm drawn to that consistently. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#51. My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#52. You never think the universe will reward your first choice - it just doesn't work like that. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#53. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#54. 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. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#55. One should make morals judgements for oneself. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#56. Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement. If it was, no artist would be able to paint inhumane practices, no author could write about them, and no filmmaker could delve into the thorny subjects of our time. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#57. There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#58. I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#59. I really look for peak experiences and dramatic material that can allow peak experiences. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#60. I've always developed all my own pieces, and they're time-consumers. - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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#61. With each project, I'm going for something that makes viewers think, 'Wow, I've never seen a film like this before,' and later think, 'Wow, I've only seen a film like this once before. I saw it in theaters and am watching it now on Netflix or a similar streaming service.' - Author: Kathryn Bigelow
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