Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow. Fact.

This is the post where I talk about my excitement over what just happened at the Oscars. K.Big is the first woman to ever win the Oscar for Best Director. This was the highlight of 2010 for me so far. The presenter of this award is usually a bit of a giveaway (anyone remember Scorsese's win? Who else would Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas all stand up for!) When Babs Streisand walked on stage I lost it. In a good way.
It made me feel so inspired and able and I hope I never forget how I felt in that moment. It's not just a big deal because Im a woman filmmaker, it's a big deal for anyone involved in film. You think Avatar was progressive? In 82 years and 410 nominees only 4 women have been nominated. I realize the ratio of woman directors to man directors is a rather large gap, but those numbers are powerful. This little girl in New Brunswick, Canada feels like anything is possible right now.

I said K.Big or go home last night, and I shall drink to that!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last call for Avatar/Hurt Locker chit chat

Ok. So this is the main reason I think The Hurt Locker should win Best Picture tomorrow night.
The problem with Avatar is that its an epic movie watching adventure, but then that's it. It's like a roller coaster ride. They're fun, and they give you a rush, but you don't spend your day to day life i eager anticipation of the next time you'll ride. Avatar is a visual experience- similar I imagine to what the first IMAX experience was years ago. But once you've seen it, you've seen it, and as momentous as it is, it's over.
My vote would go to Hurt Locker. It's the war movie of the decade and not because it simply tried to be. March 7th 2010- K. Big. or go home!!