Variations on ‘The Lonely Walk’ in the Films of Kathryn Bigelow

The Lonely Walk in The Hurt Locker (Bigelow 2008)

By Thomas Britt

Excerpt: “While much of the existing scholarship employs a metatextual view of this nexus, between Bigelow embedded within a rigid Hollywood system and her characters embedded within stultifying and distorting cultural/political systems, my goal is to illustrate the ways in which Bigelow and her characters reject externalities for the sake of the immediate mission, interacting with the physical space in which they make life-and-death choices that reveal their inner selves.” Read full article here.