Kathryn Bigelow

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  • The Hurt Locker By Kathryn Bigelow

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    example, the opening sequence reflects this editing with lots of faced paced, sometimes random jump cuts. The editing in this scene — as well as the rest of the movie — reflects much of the chaos that is occurring. However, in the opening sequence Bigelow slows things down by using a camera that shoots at 58,000 frames per second. She uses this camera to capture the first bomb’s blast radius and deadly impact. Juxtaposing this extreme slow-mo sequence with the fast-paced cuts that happened just before

  • 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

  • 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

  • Analysis Of The Opening Scene Of Kathryn Bigelow 's The Hurt Locker

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    Technically, the opening scene of Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker is unnecessary. The story doesn’t really start until Jeremy Renner’s Sgt. James first arrives ten minutes later. At that point, his adrenaline-based nature and his relationship with the men in his unit become the paramount focus of the film. However, for what Bigelow is doing, that opening scene is absolutely essential. For the viewer, this essentially extended TV teaser slams you into the action. Suddenly, you’re on the battlefield

  • Kathryn Bigelow Women

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    does not prepare them to be creative. Whatsoever that doesn’t mean that is true , women can be creative and can be leaders, we some amazing Hollywood film directors out there, trying to stay alive in the industry. Kathryn Bigelow is one of the most successful Hollywood woman Director. Bigelow directed Point Break (1991), which starred Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent who poses as a surfer to catch the Ex-Presidents, a team of surfing armed robbers led by Patrick Swayze who wear Reagan, Nixon, LBJ and Jimmy

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

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    Motel Incident, a report on the events at the center of Kathryn Bigelow's new film. So when the ads claim that Detroit is telling an untold story, what they really mean is "Tis new to thee." And 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hurt Locker and Ptsd

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    syndrome, PTSD, soldier's heart, and combat fatigue. A soldier who has experienced combat or military exposure of any level of severity can be susceptible to this anxiety disorder and its symptoms. The Hollywood film The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, depicts the American soldier’s battles with PTSD and shows how drastic its effects can be. There is a whole other world between life on the battlefield and life on the

  • Analysis Of The Hurt Locker

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    war as 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

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