The Loveless by Kathryn Bigelow & Monty Montgomery

Part of the Editor's Choice series.

BOMB 7 Fall 1983
007 Fall 1983
Bomb 7 Montgomery 001 Body

William Dafoe as Vance. All photographs by Jeanette Montgomery.

The Loveless echoes the exclusively modulated cynicism found in American writers from Chandler to Bukowski with more than a suggestion that people become outlaws long before they commit crimes.”

—Neil Norman the Face

Written & Directed by
Kathyrn Bigelow
Monty Montgomery

Produced by
Grafton Nunes
A. Kitman Ho

Music by
Robert Gordon

Director of photography
Doyle Smith

Production designer
Lilly Kilvert

Willem Dafoe
Robert Gordon
J. Don Ferguson & Marin Kanter


The year is 1959. The location: a small southern town. Against this backdrop, five bikers and a 16-year-old girl leave the town with a memory the residents will never forget. (color, 90 minutes)

Distributed by Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Release date: October ’83

Willem Dafoe by Louis Morra
Dafoe 01
Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild by Leon Falk
Ec Beasts 2

Many months ago, when I first heard of Beasts of the Southern Wild and knew absolutely nothing about it, I wondered what type of an animal it could possibly be; the title so completely engaged my imagination.

Billy Bob Thornton by John Bowe
Thornton 01 Body

Noted for his roles (co-writer/actor) in 1992’s acclaimed One False Move, Billy Bob Thornton makes his debut behind the lens with Sling Blade. He talks with John Bowe about writing the script, playing the hero and directing the action.

Political Power: Anjali Enjeti Interviewed by Madhushree Ghosh

On publishing a novel about the partition of India and an essay collection on living in the South as a South Asian American.

Originally published in

BOMB 7, Fall 1983

Daniel Schmid by Gary Indiana, Robin Winters, Lizzie Borden, Jorg Immendorf, Harry Kipper & Roger Herman, art by Carl Apfelschnitt, Kiki Smith, and more.

Read the issue
007 Fall 1983