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Kathryn Bigelow Quotes

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

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 like high impact movies.

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.

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

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

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.

One should make morals judgements for oneself.

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

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.

Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm.

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.

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

There should be more women directing; I think there's just not the awareness that it's really possible.

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.

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.

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.