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  • The Hurt Locker Essay

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    journey into The Hurt Locker, a critically acclaimed war movie written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt). The quote was written by former New York Times war correspondent, Chris Hedges and it perfectly sets the stage for a story that depicts just how potent and addicting war can be (Corliss). The 2008 movie won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role (“Nominees & Winners”). The Hurt Locker is an exceptional

  • Analysis Of The Hurt Locker

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    The statement, “The Hurt Locker is one of the greatest war films ever made” is a loaded comment that forces the viewer to consider several things. First, it requires the viewer to identify what makes a good war film: is it the action, the heroism, the filming technique, sound effect etc.? All these things are important to consider when determining the quality of a war movie. I argue that The Hurt Locker is one of the greatest war films ever made because the film reveals war’s brutal side, how it

  • Summary Of The Hurt Locker

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    The word hurt locker comes from military slang that means bad and painful place. Right away the title of this poem catches the reader’s attention because people who served in the military can relate to the message and imagery of the poem. This poem is describing the life of a combat deployed soldier in Iraq or in war in general. It is trying to get the readers to believe and use their imagination when the poem states “Believe it when a twelve-year-old rolls a grenade into the room” (Kennedy, 2012

  • Symbolism In The Hurt Locker

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    addiction, for war is a drug” (Hedges). This statement is the principal thing that flashes over the screen as watchers start their trip into The Hurt Locker, a widely praised war film that has won various awards such as the golden globes in 2010 (IMDb). The film formed by Stamp Boal and composed by Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt) discharged in 2008. The Hurt Locker is a war film that is set in Baghdad, Iraq in the midst of the Iraq War in 2004 and fits in the venture and action kind. The plot is around a three

  • 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

  • Analysis Of The Hurt Locker And Skyfall

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    The scenes I have chosen for the final project come from the films The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008) and Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012). The reason I chose these scenes is because they both symbolize the effects of alcohol. The scene from The Hurt Locker involves the consumption of alcohol by the soldiers, which changes their behaviors and actions. They transform from tough, serious characters, to compassionate, childish characters under the influence of alcohol. In this context, alcohol holds

  • The Hurt Locker By Kathryn Bigelow

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    In classical Hollywood cinema, style, space, and time are unified and uninterrupted. These elements come together to match the viewer’s sense of time and space in reality. This is achieved through the use of many techniques such as the 180-degree rule, point-of-view shots, a lack of jump cuts, and other unobtrusive filmmaking techniques. Using these techniques allow the audience to associate with the main characters in the film. For example, the use of point-of-view shots allow the viewer to see

  • Movie Analysis : The Hurt Locker

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    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 regarded as a “realistic” film in form and content by modern standards, the resulting product would not belong totally to “realist cinema” as defined by French theorist and film ciritic

  • 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