The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

by Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow
     
 

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One of the most critically acclaimed war films in recent memory, The Hurt Locker is a riveting, extraordinary tale of courage and survival on the Baghdad bomb squad, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, from a script by Mark Boal, who researched the material by traveling to the war in Iraq. Boal's screenplay follows the layered, complex relationship between

Overview

One of the most critically acclaimed war films in recent memory, The Hurt Locker is a riveting, extraordinary tale of courage and survival on the Baghdad bomb squad, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, from a script by Mark Boal, who researched the material by traveling to the war in Iraq. Boal's screenplay follows the layered, complex relationship between three soldiers who are thrown together in the crucible of combat—with only 38 days left in their tour. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and Evangeline Lilly, with Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, and David Morse.

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Exclusive Introduction by Kathyrn Bigelow
  • Complete shooting script
  • 16-page color insert with 23 color photos
  • Production Notes
  • Storyboards
  • Complete cast and crew credits

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is one of the great war films and our own Medal of Honor winner."—Richard Corliss, Time

"A classic of tension, fear, and bravery that will be studied twenty years from now."—David Denby, The New Yorker

"The Hurt Locker is a great movie, period. Mark Boal delivers a taut,
evocative, pulse-poundingly suspenseful screenplay, which exemplifies great screenwriting."—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"The Hurt Locker is a remarkable accomplishment…It distills the psychological essence and moral complications of modern warfare."—A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557049094
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
752,140
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Boal, writer and producer of The Hurt Locker, won two Oscars® for Best Film and Best Original Screenplay, and he co-wrote the story for In the Valley of Elah. His journalism and writing have appeared in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Playboy, and other national publications.

Kathryn Bigelow is the acclaimed director of K-19:The Widowmaker, NearDark, Strange Days, and Point Break.

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