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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:29 AM

Senate drops Zero Dark Thirty inquiry

Source: The Guardian

Senate drops Zero Dark Thirty inquiry

Investigation into whether Zero Dark Thirty film-makers were
granted access to classified CIA material is closed


Ben Child
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 February 2013 11.29 GMT

Just a day after Zero Dark Thirty foundered at the Oscars, taking just a single technical prize, the high-profile US senate investigation that may have helped scupper the drama's awards season has been quietly dropped.

With Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal having previously won best film in 2010 for The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was one of the early frontrunners for this year's Oscars and took many of the critics' prizes that preface the bigger awards ceremonies. But then disquiet grew over the film's depiction of the CIA's alleged use of torture in the hunt for the leader of al-Qaida.

In January the US Senate intelligence committee launched an investigation into whether Bigelow and Boal were granted "inappropriate access" to classified CIA material after the committee's Democratic chair Dianne Feinstein and member John McCain, the former Republican US presidential candidate, expressed concern about Zero Dark Thirty's torture scenes. In an article on the Guardian website Naomi Wolf later compared Bigelow with the Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl.

The film soon became a political football, with the film-makers furiously defending their right to include fictional elements. ...

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/26/senate-zero-dark-thirty-inquiry

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:40 AM

1. ah yes the fiction movie trying to pass itself as non-fiction

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:24 AM

2. Because it didn't win the oscar. LOL nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:33 AM

3. That's it in a nutshell

But it will live-long-and-prosper in DVD form, and whole generations of kids will see it in school..

Teaching real history is ho-hum now, and will only get worse, so whatever that movie (and others like it) has called "real history" will probably end up being what young people of the future will learn..

I raised hole hell, when our youngest's AP History class consisted of way too many "movies".

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:44 AM

4. Still not sure I want to see this...wasn't overly impressed with

The Hurt Locker...maybe on dvd, from the library, so I don't have to pay.

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