The Hurt Locker By Film Maker Kathryn Bigelow

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The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker by film maker Kathryn Bigelow conveys the theme of the movie at the very beginning. The theme is a simple quote by Chris Hedges which states, “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” (Hedges) The film 's greatest achievement is its ability to communicate the underlying truth of this quote consistently throughout the movie. Sergeant First
Class William James, played by James Renner, captures this message through his job description, dialogue, and demeanor, which is presented his obstinate/erratic behaviors. The creative selective style of slow motion effects, instability of camera movement, and the intense sound/visual effects clearly evokes the chaos and confusion associated with any drug/addiction. The location, scenery and lighting contribute to the feel of realism. Furthermore, to truly grasp the meaning of this quote by Chris Hedges it would be imperative to have some knowledge /understanding of the mental struggle as well as the consequences associated with war. The insightful dirty truth/reality that war is a drug and the rush of battle is the addiction is communicate is throughout the movie. (Dashiell) Kathryn Bigelow distinct ability to introduce the audience two types of terrorists is remarkable.
A terrorist which is easily recognizable and another terrorists, that is, hidden deep within the mind of any soldier who has experienced this lethal drug/potent addiction called war.…
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