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Trailers from Hell: Kusama on Bigelow's 'Blue Steel' -- No Relation to 'Zoolander'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 11, 2012 at 1:28PM

"Kathryn Bigelow Week" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama discussing urban cop drama and Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer "Blue Steel."
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Jamie Lee Curtis in "Blue Steel"
Jamie Lee Curtis in "Blue Steel"

"Kathryn Bigelow Week" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama discussing urban cop drama and Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer "Blue Steel."

Kathryn Bigelow followed Near Dark with a gritty urban thriller also co-written by Eric Red. Jamie Lee Curtis is a rookie NYC policewoman who takes on psycho serial killer Wall Street trader Ron Silver. "It's not the violence, per se, it's the drama, with good, fleshed-out characters and a good story, that interests me," she said at the time. "I'm interested in the art form. If I'm part of the action genre, then, well, I'm proud of that, and I love good action films. But I don't focus on my work in this way."

This article is related to: Video, Trailers from Hell, Trailers, Kathryn Bigelow, Jamie Lee Curtis


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.