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-
--
,
medium."Near
Dark
(1987),aboutteenagevampires
in
Oklahoma,
became
a
cult
film,
andPointBreak(1991)
is
an
action
classic.
She
also
earned
the
respectof
critics
and
cineastes
asone
of
the
serious
people
in
Hollywood.-JonathanOlley/
Summit
Entertainment
Today
Bigelow
is
sofamous
that
the
Museum
of
Modern
Art
recently
announceda
retrospective.
In
that
announcementa
discerning
anonymous
critic
writesof
Bigelow,"Her
characters,
oftenoperatingin
an
arena
of
adrenaline,
straddlethe
line
betweensuperhero
and
heartbreakingly
human."Therecan
be
no
better
descriptionof
The
HurtLocker'sSergeantWilliamJames,played
by
JeremyRenner.(Here
in
Cambridge,onecannothelpbutwonder
how
Boal
and
Bigelowchose
that
name
for
their
protagonist.)
Psychologists
have
many
good
explanations
for
cowardicebutalmost
none
for
courage,
and
thus
Sergeant
James
is
a
psychological
mystery.Bigelowhasalwaysbeen
interested
in
warriors,
and
Sergeant
James
may
be
her
most
intriguing,
someone
who
cannot
be
compassed
in
the
standard
categories.
The
HurtLocker
is
a
series
ofincidents
involving
athree-manteam
tasked
with
dismantling
improvised
explosive
devices(IEDs)
in
and
around
Baghdad
at
the
height
of
the
insurgency.There
is
no
orientingdescriptionofthe
military
situation,
geography
of
the
city,
or
reasons
for
the
war:
the
audience
is
left
to
supply
its
own.The
film
beginswith
the
line,
"war
is
a
drug,"
so
thesubject,
it
seems,
is
addiction.
The
first
sceneappears
to
be
filmed
by
a
bystander
usingasmart
phone-it
has
that
kind
of
grainy
quality
and
amateurishframing.
We
slowly
realize
we
are
watchinga
robotic
device
that
hasbeen
dispatched
to
detonate
what
may
be
a
bomb.
The
weapons
of
choice
for
insurgents
in
Iraq,
IEDs
areprimitive
devices
that
can
nonetheless
inflict
considerable
damage,
allowing
an
unknown
killer
to
retaliate
against
high-tech
Americanweapons
and
soldiers.
The
robot
gets
stuck
in
rubble
and
comes
to
a
halt;
that
imagealonemight
be
ametaphor
for
theIraq
War.
Sergeant
Matthew
Thompson(Guy
Pearce),
head
of
the
bomb
squad,dons
his
protective
armor
and
waddlestoward
the
lED.
The
suspensemountsnotwith
thesubtle
manipulation
of
Hitchcockbutwith
heart-in-your-throat
terror.
The
robotdoesnotwork,
the
armor
offers
no
protection,
and
Thompson'steam-Sergeant
JT
Sanborn(AnthonyMackie)
and
Specialist
Owen
Eldridge(BrianGeraghty)-watch
their
friend
killed
as
the
bomb
explodes.
"rhey
are
stunned,as
we
are.
Bigelow
makesus
believe
that
what
we
are
seeing
is
real.
The
HurtLocker
thus
begins
as
a
story
of
ineptitude
and
futility.
These
are
not
invinciblesoldiers
like
John
Wayne.
In
everyscene
of
soldiers
risking
their
lives
to
defuse
bombs,
Iraqi
civilians
look
on
withoutsympathy
or
concern,
their
apathetic
silence
proclaiming
the
hollowness
of
this
war.
The
insurgents
who
planted
the
bombmay
even
be
there
among
the
onlookershoping
to
see
a
slaughter.
The
American
troops
recognize
this
disdain,
and
they
fear
that
every
Iraqi
civilian-man
or
woman
or
child-may
be
a
suicide
bomber.
The
mutual
hatred
and
contempt
arepalpable.
Bigelow
shows
a
quality
that
many
directors
lack:
compassionenough
to
make
all
her
characters
human.
Thompson'sdeath
leaves
his
men
shaken
to
the
core.
Sanborn,a
career
soldier
who
does
everything
by
the
book,
desperately
tries
to
findsafetyinthe
words
of
his
Army
instruction
manuals.
He
is
almostimmobilized
by
fear.
ForEldridge
thesergeant's
death
is
the
trauma
that
pushes
him
over
the
edge.Alarm
bells
keepgoing
off
in
hisbrain;
the
slightest
noise
startles
him.
He
can
no
longer
trust
his
own
senses
to
sort
out
the
dangers
he
faces,
norcan
hisfellow
soldiers
trust
him.Sergeant
James
leadsthese
two
men-oneshakenandonebroken.
He
is
an
existential
antihero
who
believesin
nothingbut
his
project,
like
the
doctor
in
Camus's
The
Plague.WhileSanborn
and
Eldridge
do
their
work
reluctantly,
filled
withdread
that
each
struggles
to
controlinhis
own
way,James
seems
to
relish
the
work
defusingroadside
lEOs,
explosivesplanted
in
-the
entrails
of
dead
bodies,
suicide
vests
chained
to
unwilling
victims,
booby-trapped
cars.
3
 
Facedwith
these
dangers,
James
shows
no
sign
of
reluctance.
If
he
did
notalwayssucceed
we
might
think
him
reckless.
James's
project
has
destroyed
his
ability
to
connectwith
his
wife
and
children.
Although
he
haswhatmight
be
called
episodes
of
human
feeling
in
which
he
seems
to
care
about
people,
he
is
incapable
of
real
connection.
When
his
rotation
in
Iraq
is
over,
we
see
him
lost
in
the
supermarket.
At
the
film's
end,
he
is
deplaning
in
Afghanistan.
But
it
is
neither
patriotism
nor
addiction
that
takes
him
back
to
war.
Sergeant
Jameshasfound
his
vocation.
He
is
one
of
those
rare
workmen
who
enjoys
his
craft
above
all
else.
The
opening
line
suggests
that
BigelowandBoalwant
us
to
think
we
are
watching
someone
addicted
to
the
rush
of
adrenaline.
But
their
Sergeant
Jamescannot
be
reduced
to
an
addict.
His
life,
like
ours,
is
amoral
adventure,
and
everything
he
does,
good
or
bad,
is
more
than
a
reflexivehabit;
it
is
ameasure
of
who
he
is.
And
he
is,
as
the
anonymous
critic
wouldhave
it,
heartbreakingly
human.
WithThe
HurtLocker,Bigelow
shows
a
quality
that
many
directors
lack:
compassionenough
to
make
all
her
characters
human.
If
any
filmmaker
is
to
tell
thestory
of
Bin
Laden's
pursuit
and
killing,
we
would
be
fortunate
that
it
be
she.
Shemightnot
vindicate
your
political
sensibilities,
butshe
will
make
it
real.
Commander
Bob
Mehal
Public
Affairs
Officer
Defense
Press
Operations1400DefensePentagon
(Rm
2D961)
Washington,
DC
20301-1400(703)697-4162
4
 
Parker,FatimaMs
OSO
PA
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Martin,Jeremy
COLOSD
PAFriday,July08,201112:10PMWoog,CarlR
Mr
OSDPA
FW:UBL
Movie
Jeremy
M.
MartinColonel,
USA
Senior
MilitaryAssistant
Office
of
the
AssistantSecretaryof
Defense
for
Public
Affairs
703-693-0776
-----Original
Message-----
From:
Mehal,RobertS
CDR
OSDPA
Sent:
Friday,July
0S,
2011
11:05
AM
To:
Lapan,David
COL
OSD
PA;
Martin,
Jeremy
COLOSDPA
Cc:
James,DarrynC
CAPT
OSD
PA;
Turner,
James
Mr
OSD
PA;
Parker,
Tamara
LTCOSD
PA;
Gregory,James
LTC
OSD
PA;
Robbins,
Elizabeth
L
LTCOSDPA
Subject:
FW:
UBL
Movie
Col
Lapan,FYI/SA.BoalandBigelow
are
scheduled
to
meet
with
DepCIA
on
the
15th
and
I
am
trying
to
get
them
on
Dr
Vickers
schedule
-
will
work
to
include
Phil
in
that
meetingas
well.
Col
Martin,
Please
feel
free
to
forward
to
Mr
Wilson
at
your
discretion
-
he
has
personally
been
involved
with
this
project.
Vr/Bob
CDR
Bob
Mehal
OASD(PA)
703-697-4162
Bin
Laden:
TheMovie
<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.bostonreview.net/BR36.4/alan_a_stone_bin_laden_m
ovie.php&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAFOAVA5-
fYSARIAVAAWABiAmVu&cd=bqkBMhy_paE&usg=AFQjCNEurQvOsuHwwULxGw24XREfDhAiaw>
BostonReviewAteam
of
highly
trainedspecial
forces-Navy
Seals
willing
to
die
for
their
country-had
helicoptered
deep
into
Pakistan
and
entered
BinLaden's
secret
compound
in
a
late-night
surprise
attack.
A
firefight
with
Bin
Laden'sarmedbodyguardsfollowed,
...
Bin
Laden:
The
MovieThe
director
of
The
HurtLocker
takes
on
the
9/11
mastermindAlan
A.
StoneJonathanOlley/
Summit
Entertainment
The
first
account
of
Osama
Bin
Laden's
death
was
like
the
screenplay
for
aJohn
Wayne
movie.Ateam
of
highly
trained
special
forces-Navy
Seals
willing
to
die
for
their
country-had
helicoptered
deep
into
Pakistan
and
entered
BinLaden's
secret
compound
in
a
late-night
surprise
attack.
A
firefight
with
Bin
Laden's
armed
bodyguards
followed,
in
whichamazinglynone
ofthe
Seals
were
injured
or
killed.
The
stronghold
was
secured.
When
the
Seals
reached
Bin
Laden's
living
quarters,the
armed
leaderof
al
Qaeda
tried
to
useone
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