Academic Year 2010-2011

Event Title

The Hurt Locker: Chasing ‘The Man’

Disciplines

American Film Studies | Film and Media Studies | Gender and Sexuality

Description

Kathryn Bigelow's 2009 Oscar-winning film, The Hurt Locker, follows newly assigned staff sergeant William James, a cool and reckless technician and disposer of IEDs who sports his 873 dismantled bombs like trophies. This lecture examined how Bigelow, wielding four muscular cameras in her action film, effectively employs the cinematic language of masculinity to explore the signifiers that serve to keep the hero/cowboy contained in the “hurt locker” of masculine gendering and, perhaps, the nation at war.

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The Hurt Locker: Chasing ‘The Man’

Kathryn Bigelow's 2009 Oscar-winning film, The Hurt Locker, follows newly assigned staff sergeant William James, a cool and reckless technician and disposer of IEDs who sports his 873 dismantled bombs like trophies. This lecture examined how Bigelow, wielding four muscular cameras in her action film, effectively employs the cinematic language of masculinity to explore the signifiers that serve to keep the hero/cowboy contained in the “hurt locker” of masculine gendering and, perhaps, the nation at war.