Kathryn Bigelow Despite An Actionpacked Storyline The Film Tanked At The Box Office And

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Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director. Bigelow’s first short film, The Set-Up (1978), is a 20-minute deconstruction of violence in film. Eric Red was also co-writer on Bigelow’s 1990 film, Blue Steel. Despite an action-packed storyline, the film tanked at the box office and was received with mixed reactions by critics, gaining an aggregate score of 58 on Metacritic. It qualified for the 2010 Oscars as it did not premiere in an Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles until mid-2009. Set in post-invasion Iraq, the film received “universal acclaim” (according to Metacritic) and a 97% “fresh” rating from the “Top Critics” of Rotten Tomatoes. She won the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (becoming the first woman to win the award) and also received a Golden Globe nomination for her direction.