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Bin Laden slaying film lacks core truth
Jun 5th, 2013 by Warren Swil

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is great drama,

but not historically accurate;

ignores overwhelming evidence

Jessica Chastain stars in “Zero Dark Thirty” in this image taken from the seatback screen on UA 935 on Tuesday. Note the crystal clear resolution … it’s almost as good as my MacBook Pro. Image shot with ProCamera app on iPhone4s from seatback screen in UA 935. © SGE, Inc.

PERHAPS the reason that Director/Producer Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” did not win the Best Picture Oscar this year is because the voting Academy members realized it is fundamentally flawed.
It works splendidly as drama. The acting is above average, production values superb, script by Mark Boal definitely praiseworthy and special effects stunning.
But it begins with a claim to historical accuracy. “This … is based on a true account of events,” claims the opening title screen.
That may indeed be the case, but the fundamental flaw of “Zero Dark Thirty” is that it ignores a massive body of evidence showing, conclusively, that torture does not work.


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