The Hurt Locker: The Shooting Script

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HarperCollins, Dec 22, 2009 - Performing Arts - 160 pages
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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 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

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About the author (2009)

Mark Boal is a journalist, screenwriter, and producer. He has written for Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and Playboy, and his piece "Death and Dishonor," became the basis for the film In the Valley of Elah, for which he shared a screen story credit with Paul Haggis.

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