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Film: Thinking Faith reviews the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker

scene from The Hurt Locker

scene from The Hurt Locker

The central insight of The Hurt Locker is the fact that for many soldiers, a motivation to fight is simply the alleviation of boredom. This insight comes with some compassionate and compelling realism. The film explores this through the story of the last few days of a bomb-disposal team's tour of Iraq. Cinematographically, the film has a clear sense of visual coherence and style, with some beautiful filmic moments.  Read more at:  www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/FILM_20090911_3.htm

The Hurt Locker this week has won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow) and Best Original Screenplay.