WASHINGTON, DC – Kathryn Bigelow’s newest film, Zero Dark Thirty, is her adaptation, as a director, of the 10 years that led up to and the capture of Osama Bin Laden.
Jason Clarke who plays Dan in the movie said, “The fact that Kathryn as drawn us into this world. This is a film about a manhunt and the people that did it.”
The movie has been a source of controversy since it was revealed that the filmmakers were given extensive access to officials at the White House, the Pentagon and the CIA.
However, the Pentagon is standing by the intelligence officer who worked with the filmmakers and that nothing classified was revealed.
Main character of the movie Maya played Jessica Chastain said, “What I love what Kathryn Bigelow has done is she’s taken a very important moment in history and tried to make it as accurate as possible and also humanize it.”
Senator John McCain also has issue with the film, mainly the torture scenes.
McCain, who was held captive during the Vietnam War, said the portrayal of water-boarding as an effective tactic in helping the U.S. locate Bin Laden is not accurate.
Bigelow, however, has denied that the movie apologizes for torture.
She said the point was to immerse the audience in this landscape, not to pretend to debate policy.
Kyle Chandler who plays Joseph Bradley in the movie said, “The film never takes a side on any of this, it offers you to make a decision. I don`t think politically is pushes any bent.”
Opinions clearly vary but the fact of the matter is, fact being the key word, this is a Hollywood movie not a documentary.
So because there are people complaining and ripping this film up, in the end, it’s the filmmakers that win. They’re getting more free publicity than they could have ever asked for.