Charles Bigelow

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  • Wingding Conspiracy Theory Essay

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    There are many crazy and wacky conspiracy theories that are contrived every day. Conspiracy theories can be made up by anyone, especially in today’s technology driven society. It all becomes questionable when proof is bought into the matter. Although they are not always true, people will go out of their way to think up silly things that may prove it correct. There are loads of theories that are proven to be false. Carefully dissecting each detail within the theory is the only way to be for sure whether

  • The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark's Use of Language to Portray the Life of Combatants in Battle

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    How do Kathryn Bigelow’s films The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty use language to portray the life of combatants in a battle? Introduction Kathryn Bigelow is one of the most iconic directors of the modern era. Her sense of depicting language remains unopposed. She is known for her specialty films of the war genre. Several of her works have been greatly appreciated, such as The Weight of Water, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, etc. These have won her several awards and secured her place as one

  • Analysis Of Paul Bigelow's 'The Algiers Motel Incident'

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    yet I suspect that it will not seem new, nor old, to most audiences -- only all too familiar. Bigelow's film is the nearest thing I can think of to an American counterpart of Paul Greengrass's docudrama Bloody Sunday. In its first act (of three), Bigelow approximates Greengrass's pseudo-verite style, immersing us in the buildup to the 1967 Detroit riots with jumpy immediacy, with great help from her Zero Dark Thirty editor, William Goldenberg. Over time, we are introduced to the characters who will

  • Analysis Of The Book ' The Forever War '

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    to explore each of the elements portrayed, and ultimately offers a more profound, subtle, and enduring explication than the film. Both The Hurt Locker and The Forever War discuss revenge as an integral part of the violent experience of the war. Bigelow begins this discussion by examining revenge as the rationale behind Sergeant James’ erratic and violent tendencies, and Filkins completes this discussion by thoroughly studying the prevalence of revenge as the propelling factor of violence. In The

  • Analysis Of The Hurt Locker

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    displayed by the entertainment industry might, in most cases, as well be ballet” and it is because of this that the masses get a false sense of what war entails (Hedges 2002, pg.3, 84). The Hurt Locker does the opposite of that, director Kathryn Bigelow decides not to follow the typical structure of a war movie and elects to include the graphic images and sounds that remove the cover from this dream and reveal a nightmare. Specifically, the scene that stands out is when Staff Sargent William James

  • The Hurt Locker, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Essay

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    As most of you know by now the movie The Hurt Locker won the Oscar for movie of the year, and this makes me very angry. My civilian friends keep asking me why I'm so mad, because most of them enjoyed watching it. Simply put it's because the movie is full of lies, exaggerations, and ugly people. 'But it's a movie' they say, 'of course it's not realistic'. That's strange.. because the back of The Hurt Locker box says 'Powerfully Realistic'. Yet this movie is about as far from realism that a movie

  • Movie Analysis : ' Hurt Locker '

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    The “Hurt Locker” by the filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow conveys several messages but I believe that the main message to the theme of the movie is presented at the very beginning of the film in the form of a quote. The quote that appears in the film states, “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” This quote comes from the book ‘War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,’ by Chris Hedges, a reporter for The New York Times. I believe this message is the main theme of this

  • Movie Analysis : ' The Hurt Locker '

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    “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

  • Movie Analysis : The Hurt Locker

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    War is a largely abstract concept to the average American. It is ubiquitous in news reports, political debates and our culture, but not tangibly understandable. Aside from the small pockets of the population that have experienced warfare, the jarringly focused and rigid representation of EOD team leader Sergeant First Class William James in Katherine Bigelow’s film The Hurt Locker (2008) provides insight to a world that much of the audience will never experience. Although The Hurt Locker would be

  • Chris Kyle And William James

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    dangerous and exhilarating thrills of battle. Kyle had written about his journey from high school to becoming a Navy Seal in American Sniper using oxymorons, symbolism and emotional language from the perspective of himself, as well as his wife. Kathryn Bigelow presented the story of James’ experience in Iraq by implementing stylistic features such as music, cinematography and atmosphere. These texts revealed the life of the protagonist in their perspectives showing their frequent close encounters with death