The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor[Chapter] Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood’s most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. Soundbites about women and guns and speculation about the role of ex-husband James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic) in her career have often helped obscure rather than elucidate an understanding of her work. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies. . . .