“Can I tell you something? Can I tell you a secret? A week ago I bought a rifle. I went into a store and I bought a rifle. If they told me I had a tumor I was going to kill myself. The only thing that might have stopped me — might have! — is my parents would have been devastated. I would have had to shoot them also first. And I have an aunt and uncle so you know, it would have been a bloodbath.”—Woody Allen, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (via gabydunn)
“I couldn’t get an interview” to direct The Fighter “even though my last movie made $400 million,” Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke said. “I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy?” Is she?
She’s kind of a crap director, and her blockbusting movie had nothing to do with her. BUT, obviously violent movies do not need to be directed by a man. The Hurt Locker, anyone?
Man the vibe I got from at least the trailers of The Fighter seemed that it had a lot to do with being a man or something? I dunno haven’t seen it
Is she really a crap director, though? She also made Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown, both of which are critically acclaimed films.
Also, although the protagonist of The Fighter is a man, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams have been widely praised for their performances in the film. Their roles are crucial to the story.
This is interesting. Especially because she did direct a skateboarding movie so it’s not like she hasn’t done films about sports.