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Trailers from Hell: 'Point Break' is First Up for Kathryn Bigelow Week

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 6, 2012 at 1:54PM

It's Kathryn Bigelow week at Trailers from Hell! First up, it's Karyn Kusama discussing the trailer for 1991's "Point Break."
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Point Break
'Point Break'

It's Kathryn Bigelow week at Trailers from Hell! First up, it's Karyn Kusama discussing the trailer for 1991's "Point Break."

Kathryn Bigelow's first commercial hit is a visceral surfing/heist thriller that takes its title from the moment when a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. Under such earlier titles as Johnny Utah and Riders on the Storm this was originally conceived to star Matthew Broderick and Charlie Sheen, with Ridley Scott directing. But Bigelow's Hawksian take on the material became a huge cult hit and is currently being developed (naturally) for an unneeded remake.

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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.