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1 Brandon Rife COM 329: Contemporary Film Dr. Neuendorf

2  Studied art at San Francisco Art Institute  Studied film at Columbia University (on scholarship)  Taught at California Institute of the Arts  Directed music videos for New Order and Martini Ranch  Formerly married to film director James Cameron ( )  Served on AMPAS Board of Governors ( )

3  Casting unknown to little-known actors  Psychologically-driven characters  Exploring and pushing the film medium  Tackling social tensions in a chaotic, volatile way  Influenced by real-life events, both the over- and under-publicized

4  Strange Days (1995)  Saturn Award  The Hurt Locker (2008)  Oscar  BAFTA  DGA  Critics Choice  Zero Dark Thirty (2012)  Critics Choice Award  First woman to win Critics Choice twice

5  Drama  A motorcycle gang stirs trouble in a small Southern town  Willem Dafoe’s first starring role  Co-directed and co- written with producer Monty Montgomery  Trailer:  om/watch?v=HEAZ_K TWEi4 om/watch?v=HEAZ_K TWEi4

6  Horror/Western  A young man is pulled into an evil, nomadic vampire family  The word “vampire” is never used in the film  Saturn Award noms: Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (3 others)  Trailer:  om/watch?v=FiYSirEH S5E om/watch?v=FiYSirEH S5E

7  Thriller  A rookie police officer becomes the target of a psychopath  MystFest: Best Film nom  Film debut of Tom Sizemore  Trailer:  om/watch?v=aJTOmSh c9E0 om/watch?v=aJTOmSh c9E0

8  Action/Thriller  An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers  Bigelow’s first box- office success  Trailer:  mR2UhgI mR2UhgI

9  Action/Thriller  A former cop turned street hustler uncovers a police conspiracy  Written by ex-husband James Cameron  Saturn Award wins: Best Director and Actress  Box-office failure  Trailer:  m/watch?v=5yaXPx6xW EQ m/watch?v=5yaXPx6xW EQ

10  Mystery  A reporter examines a 127-year-old murder with modern parallels  San Sebastian Int’t Film Festival: Golden Seashell nom  Box-office and critical failure  Trailer:  om/watch?v=nelE1Uby lSE om/watch?v=nelE1Uby lSE

11  Thriller  A nuclear submarine’s crew must prevent a nuclear cataclysm  Inspired by true events  Survivors of the actual event were displeased with the film’s portrayal  Tom Stoppard did an un- credited script re-write  Box-office failure  Trailer:  m/watch?v=pm- IdLlkmSo m/watch?v=pm- IdLlkmSo

12  Drama/War  An Army bomb-disposer puts his team in peril  Oscar wins: Picture, Director, and Screenplay (3 others)  Shot by rolling four hand- held 16-mm cameras simultaneously  Bigelow had “final cut”  Trailer:  m/watch?v=2GxSDZc8et g m/watch?v=2GxSDZc8et g

13  Drama/War  A CIA agent spends 10 years tracking Osama bin Laden  Oscar win: Sound Editing  Oscar noms: Picture, Director, Actress (2 others)  Former CIA Director Morell says the torture scenes are factually inaccurate  Trailer:  m/watch?v=cAtWcvCxP hc m/watch?v=cAtWcvCxP hc

14  Good Morning America  om/watch?v=IFZ6TpS YDtI om/watch?v=IFZ6TpS YDtI  Charlie Rose  om/watch?v=u4P1qPjf 7VM om/watch?v=u4P1qPjf 7VM  Conan O’Brien  om/watch?v=KaANkN uW7SU om/watch?v=KaANkN uW7SU  CNN  om/watch?v=gxhafezK IJs om/watch?v=gxhafezK IJs  Esquire  om/watch?v=6qR7tPox OlI om/watch?v=6qR7tPox OlI  Making Of  om/watch?v=vAIGjgY BPRE om/watch?v=vAIGjgY BPRE

15  Newsweek  t.com/newsweek/2009/0 6/18/kathryn-bigelow- road-warrior.html t.com/newsweek/2009/0 6/18/kathryn-bigelow- road-warrior.html  Village Voice  com/ /film/interview- kathryn-bigelow-goes- where-the-action-is/ com/ /film/interview- kathryn-bigelow-goes- where-the-action-is/  Wikipedia.org  wiki/Kathryn_Bigelow wiki/Kathryn_Bigelow  Harvard Film Archive  fa/films/2009julsep/bigel ow.html fa/films/2009julsep/bigel ow.html  The Tech (MIT)  /N13/int.13a.html /N13/int.13a.html  IMDB  ame/nm /bio ame/nm /bio  Yahoo! Movies  /person/kathryn- bigelow/biography.html /person/kathryn- bigelow/biography.html

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