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Kathryn Bigelow

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The Weight of Water (2000)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Anita Shreve Director Kathryn Bigelow Writers/Script Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle Starring Carian Hinds, Sarah Polley, Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley Elevator Pitch: In 1873 on a small New England island a macabre axe murder has taken … Continue reading

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Elevator Pitch When bomb disposal expert Staff Sergeant William James takes over as head of a team dealing with IEDs after the death of their former leader, the team find themselves being exposed to a higher level of risk as he goes against formal protocols to make bombs safe in the dangerous urban areas of … Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Duration 2h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on real events Writers/Script Mark Boal Additional Info The script writer was offered, and received co-operation from the CIA in the development of the story and, some would say, it shows. Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, … Continue reading

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by maritime author and former US Naval officer Peter Huchthausen (died 2008) Writers/Script Christopher Kyle (story Louis Nowra) Additional Info A real former Russian submarine was used for the film, and at one point another submarine was actually required to … Continue reading

Detroit (2017)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on an actual event during the 1967 Detroit riots. Writer/s Script Mark Boal Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie Elevator Pitch During the 1967 Detroit riots the joke use of a starting pistol by an occupant of … Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Kathryn Bigelow Writer/s Mark Boal Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini, John Barrowman Source of story Possibly real events – at least inspired by them. Elevator Pitch When the CIA find out where Osama bin Laden is holed up … Continue reading

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