Kathryn Bigelow Persuasive Speech

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Thank you for joining me today, Kathryn Bigelow, director of hugely successful films, such as The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty and Point Break. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director, which she received for The Hurt Locker. We are here to talk to this talented director about her latest film, “Batwoman The Movie” which is the first ever female superhero movie. Q: Kathryn, what was your motivation for directing such a film? A: Up till now, no film director, let alone a female one, has made a female superhero movie. I enjoy being a pioneer. Q: Were you worried about the conventional prejudices associated with making a female superhero film? A: Yes, and that is what made making the film so exciting and challenging. I had everything to…show more content…
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