Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Hurt Locker Preview/Synopsis

The Hurt Locker June 26

Directed by Katheryn Bigelow ( Point Break, K-9 Widowmaker ) Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce, Brian Geraghty, David Morse, Ralph Fiennes. Written by Mark Boal ( In The Valley Of Elah ) Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd ( United 93 ) Editing by Chris Innis ( The Boy With X-Ray Eyes ) and Bob Murawski ( Spider Man, The Gift ) Original Music by Oscar nominee Marco Baltrami ( 3:10 To Yuma )

Premise surrounds a U.S. Army Explosive Ordanance Disposal ( EOD ) unit set in Iraq in the middle of the war, forced to perform dangerous acts in the chaos of war, in a city where anybody could be your enemy and any object could be an explosive device, that go about defusing bombs on a daily basis, and the psychological and emotional strain it inflics upon them.

Rated R for war violence and language. 131 min.

Oscar chances ? Supporting actor, screenplay, cinematography, editing, sound, original music. Word of mouth over time has been that Locker is the most realistic of all Iraq war films. Said by many EOD personnel that have seen the film.

1 comment:

imagoodjudge said...

Word on the street that this is the most realistic of all the Iraq films that have come out recently.

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