Politics and The Hurt Locker.

A couple of great pieces on the politicisation of The Hurt Locker have surfaced post-BAFTA success. Vadim Rizov has a thoughtful piece at IFC.Com, and there’s an interesting response by Chuck Tryon here. There’s been quite a lot written about the film’s lack of politics, though this has muddled the lack of an explicit statement from Mark Boal on this, when I asked about he and Bigelow’s orientation, he plainly responded that everything you need to know is on the page, and on the screen. Looked pretty clear to me.

About Kingsley Marshall

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University. He also works as a journalist, contributing film, music and video game criticism, features and reviews to Clash, Little White Lies, Shook and Big Screen magazines in the UK, Sabotage Times online and Magnetic overseas. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc