Kathryn Bigelow was a punk rocker


13 Responses to “Kathryn Bigelow was a punk rocker”

  1. The Hamster King says:


  2. Marshall says:

    Having read the article, I don’t see anything punk in it at all. Wouldn’t a better descriptor be “art student in good standing”?

    • Tdawwg says:

      One time she was working on a script of a Bataille story and she must have rewritten it 150 times; she was so determined to get it right.

      Yikes: would that she’d done that with the Hurt Locker script.

      Would love to see that Busey film, though. “Utah, get me two!”

  3. mindysan33 says:

    actually, it sounds like she was part of the art scene that flirted with the concurrent no-wave scene at the time — at least if you believe Bernard Gendron’s chapter on the Mudd Clubb in his book on the Avant-Garde and popular culture in the 20th century.

    That’s funny, Antinous! Can I use that as a chapter title for my thesis? Really, I think I’m serious about that!!! “Member in good slamming!!!” I so want to use that now…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Often overlooked is the propaganda aspect of The Hurt Locker: manufacturing consent for the Iraq war and permanent US presence.

    The movie is completely one sided and portrays Iraqi citizens as either malevolent “insurgents”* or jabbering buffons. Best director & best picture? This was a political statement by the US entertainment industry: “We are beyond discussing the justification of the war, and now we applaud consensus for permanent US presence.”

    I liked the movie better, when it was called Avatar: There, the resource greedy invaders were driven off! Long live freedom!

    *Definition of Insurgent: A native of any country that is invaded by imperialist powers

  5. IWood says:

    Well, yeah, but all you had to do was pay your membership dues on time and go to two meetings a year…

  6. Terry says:

    “a member in good standing of the [NYC] punk scene”

    Nice example of an oxymoron.

    • Deidzoeb says:

      Reminds me of a t-shirt slogan I saw a few years back. Picture of some guy with libery spikes, and the caption read: “I guess I was punk once.”

      I ordered the shirt online. The seller claimed that his roommate had thrown his printer or computer out the window, so he had lost records of all sales. I took it as a lesson and let it go. I guess I’m not that punk anymore.

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    “Member in good slamming”?

  8. igpajo says:

    But was she a card carrying member?

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