Sunday, January 13, 2013

Truest statement of the week

A film about events this recent and emotionally charged cannot escape debate, but the most controversial scenes in "Zero Dark Thirty" have been misrepresented, and the fury directed at Bigelow is both jarring and familiar. Call it Hillary Clinton syndrome and you might be right. Now that Hillary is a meme with dark glasses, BlackBerry and (finally!) a commitment to hair length, Bigelow is this decade's gender offender. For years, Bigelow has refused to answer questions about being a "woman" director, quietly going about her business of making odd, interesting, violent films. Now that she is successful, she is being put in her place, and by [Naomi] Wolf of all people.

-- Susan Zakin, "Zero Dark Thirty: Kathryn Bigelow Shows Us the Things We Carried" (Truth Dig).
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