Braudy, Leo."Near Dark: An Appreciation."Film Quarterly 64.2. (Winter 2010), 29-32.
Braudy reflects on one of Kathryn Bigelow's early films, Near Dark, and demonstrates that Bigelow is an auteur in her own right who mixes personal vision with an astute knowledge of the sophistication of genre. Bigelow's fascination with open spaces and the road is emphasized in this article along with an emphasis on the use of light and dark within the film. Braudy argues throughout the article that Near Dark is revolutionary in its reimagining the vampire genre film and for this reason Braudy's argument is tremendously beneficial in revealing the importance of 1980s vampire films to the revitalization of the Gothic horror movie monster.