Posts Tagged ‘The Hurt Locker’

Zero for Conduct

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

zero_dark_chastain-300x168 High Information/Low Interpretation in Bigelow’s yellow journalism comic strip Zero Dark Thirty opens during the second age of yellow journalism which is the same as in the 1890s when the press shamelessly sought readership through sensation, innuendo and jingoism (its news pages were indistinguishable from the lurid, tinted pages of comic strips). This comic-strip account of [&hellip
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The Hurt Locker

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

Although Brian De Palma lost his artistic bearings on the anti–Iraq War bandwagon, director Kathryn Bigelow found her perfect subject. That’s the difference between De Palma’s confused, preachy Redacted and Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker. Bigelow (working from a script by Mark Boal) stays focused on the personalities of soldiers during Bravo company’s last 39 days [&hellip
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