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Kathryn Bigelow’s Indie Ideals Spare Us From Hurt Locker: Tucson Nights

“I loved making this movie. I’m definitely not drawn to shooting on a stage, I’m just not. If we’d financed this under more conventional methods, I can’t imagine a studio would have allowed us that freedom. But it’s a movie about the Middle East and, call me crazy, I wanted to shoot it in the Middle East. I don’t think Arizona would have been quite right.” —Kathryn Bigelow on The Hurt Locker [Guardian UK]

“At different times when I was making the movie, I was looking through the viewfinder at him and I was like, ‘God, this is what Sydney Pollack must’ve felt doing Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford. It was cool to work with a big movie star. Most of my favorite directors from the golden age of Hollywood, they worked with Cary Grant, they worked with James Cagney, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich [regularly] — they worked with all these great stars. It was about time to throw my hat in that ring, as far as Hollywood history was concerned.” —Quentin Tarantino on working with Brad Pitt [MTV]

“Quentin lives life in between movies, and he takes his time. For Kill Bill, he spent a year and a half writing one fight scene! And with Inglourious Basterds, he had written it over the course of eight years. He thinks about every character, and he thinks about every detail in the universe — there are very few directors that do that.” —Eli Roth on Tarantino [MTV]

“It happened once at a club. We were at a gay club in Vancouver and one girl came up to me and said, ‘I hope you die.’ Yeah. I asked her to come outside with me, and I was like, ‘Listen, why are you at this club tonight?’ And she said, ‘I’m here to have a good time.’ And I said, ‘So am I. Do you have a job?’ And she said, ‘Yeah.’ And I said, ‘Why do you work?’ And she said, ‘To make money.’ And I said, ‘That’s why I work, and that’s why I have a job and I need to make money. And that’s what I do. So when you say, ‘I hope you die,’ I assume you’re talking about my character, and not me. And it’s not nice. It’s not me, it’s my job and it’s what I do to pay my bills. And I just ask you to have a little kindness.” —The L Word’s Mia Kirshner on her very “Jenny” response to being treated like Jenny in real life [AfterEllen]

“I’ve never made a will and don’t want to think about death. I’d leave some to a dogs’ charity.” —Simon Cowell on his dog-loving plans for when he dies [Showbiz Spy]

“Don’t wear tight pants. I try to follow that for the most part.” —Rachel McAdams on what she learned from her fifties-style wardrobe in The Time Traveler’s Wife [Female First]

Kathryn Bigelow’s Indie Ideals Spare Us From Hurt Locker: Tucson Nights