For Muir, the key consideration is the fearlessness the right artist can bring to cinema: “This is the route, we should remember, that gave us not only the first black director to win the best Oscar, but also the first woman to win an Oscar. Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for The Hurt Locker, was a painter and conceptual artist before she made Strange Days and Point Break with Keanu Reeves. She was one of the first artists to cross over into narrative film. Both these artists have pushed things in film because that is what artists do.”
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The Oscar-winning director of ‘12 Years a Slave’ shows that it’s possible to go stylishly outside the frame of fine art and make your mark on the big screen
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