Thursday, March 4, 2010
'Hurt Locker' producers sued days before Oscars
Master Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver believes screenwriter Mark Boal based "virtually all of the situations" in the film on events involving him and claims he coined the phrase "the hurt locker," according to a statement from lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in Southland, Michigan, who is representing Sarver.
We'll see . . . I dunno if this G.I. has a case or not, I'm not a lawyer . . . all I know is he sure as hell never made up the phrase "Hurt Locker" - when I went through the Special Forces "Q" Course back in '87-'88, we had a Recon Marine going through with us. He used to say things like, "That guy's in the Hurt Locker, man!"
IN FACT - I've been using that phrase for so long, my WIFE picked up on it, and it sure sounds funny to hear an itty bitty Oriental woman say things like: "Rook at him, he in a Hurt Rocker!"