Ironically for one of Hollywoods most respected female film directors, Bigelows projects seem to be fascinated with manliness. Most recently, The Hurt Locker is one of the most suspenseful war movies ever made. Its protagonists are bomb disposal experts in Iraq whose lives are imploding as traps set for them explode without prejudice.
She also directed Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze as adrenaline pumping masculine cops and robbers in Point Break, guided Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson in the male-only submarine thriller K-19 The Widowmaker and a seedy Ralph Fiennes in the sci-fi thriller Strange Days but its this war movie that tops them all.
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The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
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Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
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Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.