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    James Joseph Mr. Miller ENGL 1301 21 September 2015 The Hurt Locker: Production and critic reviews The critically acclaimed low budget movie about a bomb disposing team The Hurt Locker was released in 2008. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the first women to win an Academy Award for best director. The Film was nominated 94 times and won 132 awards. Though she is a women people say that she “…is a man’s director who happens to be a woman”. . Jeremy Renner stated that Kathryn was more masculine than most directors. Being diverse in her directions, she directed Point Break a heist movie, and Near Dark a teenage vampire love story (Corliss). She married the famous director James Cameron and got a divorce two years later. The lead role was casted to…

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    Like many movies I have seen before “The Hurt Locker” begins with a quote. The quote states simply “War is a Drug.” Although not true for everyone, some find it almost impossible to return home and begin their normal lives once again. For Staff Sergeant William James played by Jeremy Renner, war was a drug, and it was as if he found pleasure while under enemy fire and defusing bombs. There are two main reasons why “The Hurt Locker” is such a standout film. One reason being that James was…

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    nothing to be accomplished, nothing to gain, and nothing to overcome. The Hurt Locker (Bigelow 2008) presents a distinct perspective of modern conflicts. However, the film would not express…

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    The films Taxi to the Dark Side and The Hurt Locker are two films that depict the military and war. Both are centered around the Iraq War, where the United States invaded parts of the Middle East. Both films attempt to describe life as a soldier and the requirements of military life in dangerous situations. While The Hurt Locker is designed as a thriller, Taxi to the Dark Side acts as a documentary. These contrasting genres offer differing views of life in the military during a recent military…

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    “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, is about an American bomb unit during the Iraq war. This movie stands out to me because it is realistic and makes me feel as if I am the fourth person in the humvee. The first scene, the audience is introduced to the unit and the dangerous environment they are in. Three soldiers led by Sergeant Thompson are investigating a bomb. While Thomson looks at the bomb first hand, a secret bystander activates the bomb, and kills…

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    The Hurt Locker showcases the experiences of a United States Army bomb squad stationed in Iraq after US invasion of foreign soil. On the surface, the film is ostensibly a story based on the actual experiences of a journalist embedded with US military forces in Iraq. If audiences choose to dig deeper, there are multiple meanings that can be drawn from the storyline. Its most noticeable theme is established immediately with the film’s opening quotation, “The rush of battle is a potent and often…

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    start of The Hurt Locker states ‘The rush of battle is often potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug’ – Chris Hedges, this quote sets the scene for the movie as we see the negative consequences that war has on the people involved. Kathryn Bigelow has directed the two war films, The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty in which she has a very clear style which can be analysed to make meaning of the texts. Both texts explore the idea of voyeurism and are focussed on the battle that the main…

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    The Hurt Locker tells the intense day of a specialist bomb disposal unit during the Iraq war led by Sergeant Thompson. It follows the daily work in Baghdad of three U.S. Marines, who make up a bomb disposal unit, as they specialist. These soldiers are in charge with carrying out one of the most dangerous jobs in the world that is defusing enemy bombs planted in war zones. When he dies during a mission, Sergeant James an unpredictable and reckless soldier takes his place and commands the unit.…

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    within Saddam Hussein’s own administration. This failed, and under preceding circumstances, the U.S. decided it was the best option to engage in warfare in order to remove Hussein from power. War is considered a massive game of chess. It is one based on deceit, deception, fear, and is one theme subtly conveyed in Katheryn Bigelow’s 2009 hit film, The Hurt Locker. This American war film follows three soldiers who are tasked with one of the most dangerous jobs in a war zone; the disarming and…

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    important in the crew, instead of listening to the female director ; men always asking the female director to bring them coffee because they thought they were just an assistant not the director. The stories go on, many cases of disrespect towards women happening in sets are way too common. Even though women hardly get to make movies, because of never getting hired when they are hired and make great movies they are rarely recognized by it. Only 1 women has ever won a Oscar for best director.…

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