Sunday, February 07, 2010

Auteur Watch - Kathryn Bigelow

So, has Ms. Bigelow been campaigning for her Oscar at all? Well, if Fox Movie Channel incessantly showing Point Break is any indication, then YES! And she may frequently cast Tom Sizemore, but she'll have to do it from the Stateville Prison for a while now. No, it looks like the old boy network of the DGA is going to coronate James Cameron again this year. The Academy likes to look at the director's whole body of work, normally, and last year they took a close look at David Fincher's body of work and decided, nah. We'll give it to Danny Boyle instead for Slumdog Millionaire. It made as much money as Benjamin Button but probably cost less.
And if you take a hard look at Ms. Bigelow's resumé, the 80s appears to be a wash, the 90s too campy, and the 2000s too low-profile. At least, she probably now wishes K-19 was more low profile...
Still, a nomination can't hurt, and look! Something on the horizon for her! Something called Triple Frontier. Ooh! Good title. So full of promise. Not as good and catchy as Future Shock, but then again, what is?

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