Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hurt Locker Analysis

1. The Hurt Locker was a great film altogether. The feeling I had after watching this was purely amazing. The way the shots were put together and the execution of the film was purely amazing. The location of the film made it seem so realistic  that it felt like I was there.

2. The location of the film took place in Iraq. The director made the film seem very realistic by combining the realism of war with the emotion of it too. Compared to other movies, this movie actually shows what its like to be in war and the dangers that accompanies it. Not only that, the situations that the soldiers are in contributes to its realism.

3. The setting of the film took place in areas of Iraq that were considered dangerous. The actors did an amazing job of performing the difficult task of acting what its like to be in war and how it affects you personally. The visual style was superb because it made the film seem so realistic and feel like it was actually happening.

4. The camera work was very good. It got into the action with the actors, and was always on them to emphasize its realism. The camera angles were designed to show not only the actors, but to show there location and what was happening around them. The lighting usually was good because the soldiers were in bright areas that such as the desert and there base camp.

5. The style of the film was either fast or slow pace. When the solders got into action or knew there was trouble, the camera shots were intense and fast. When things were slow pace, usually it was when the bomb diffusing took place or when the soldiers were home.

6. The motif of terror and sheer pain was illustrated constantly. When the soldiers had to go through parts where it was life or death, usually there were so scared but had to do what had to be done. Sheer pain was when they saw dead people they knew well die right in front of there eyes.

7. The script of the film was also superb. The uses of every possible emotions (except happiness) was displayed. Sometimes the soldiers were funny, mad, sad, etc. These emotions played a good role in the development of the film.

8. The film was able to establish action/adventure because there was constant action and the soldiers were always going to different places. The constant warfare and going to all these locations to contain peace also establishes this genre.

9. Overall, the film was a big success in camera work and in acting. The way it was put together was very good, and the acting played a big contribution to its success. The film really did open my eyes to how shots are transittioned and the difficulty of creating it.

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