Plenty of war movies have been made over the years. The different approach’s of the directors show just how widely this genre can vary. But still there is a common feel for most of them that comes with the territory of shooting a war movie.
The Hurt Locker seems to have come up with an original formula. It follows an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team in Iraq, circa 2004. From the moment the film begins, there is a tension that creeps into the theater and doesn’t let go until the very end. The lead roles are filled by virtual unknowns, while the supporting roles are some more familiar faces.
I recently heard an interview with the director, Kathryn Bigelow, that knocked my socks off. The way she explained the project was so humble and intelligent that it was downright sexy.
Here’s an interview and clip from the movie from The Colbert Report.
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