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I haven't seen "The Hurt Locker", but I did happen to read this post earlier today, and it makes me wonder: apparently, the only way a woman can win Best Director is by glorifying militarism?

It's unclear to me

Date: 2010-03-08 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://www.google.com/profiles/sean.leather
I haven't seen it or read the article you linked to. In fact, I had not even heard about it until seeing today's Oscar news. But I was looking at the IMDb page for the film, and there are some quotes attributed to Bigelow that give me the impression she isn't glorifying war. I have no personal experience to back up either suggestion.

Re: It's unclear to me

Date: 2010-03-08 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://www.google.com/profiles/sean.leather
I apparently can't create links with HTML anchors. Is there another way?

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Date: 2010-03-08 07:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] photonsrain.livejournal.com
I commented last night that the only way a woman could have won an Oscar for best director/best film was to have made a movie with absolutely no women in the cast and a very masculine theme. It probably doesn't hurt that she was once married to James Cameron, either.

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Date: 2010-03-12 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wkfauna.livejournal.com
Hmm, I've seen the movie. I hated it (badly paced, stupid story, heavyhanded morality). I don't think it glorified militarism, on the contrary. I did think at the time that there were many scenes that were about manly men acting manly in a way they supposedly wouldn't with women around, and thinking it was interesting a woman directed that, and it made me wonder how real those scenes were, which I guess is sexist of me, and I'm rambling. Anyway, I thought it was a terrible movie and I'm not very happy she won.

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