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Zero Dark Thirty Director Addresses Torture Criticism

The filmmakers behind “Zero Dark Thirty” labeled as “preposterous” the idea that their dark, intense portrayal of the killing of Osama Bin Laden was an argument for torture, in a wide-ranging interview with TheWrap responding to criticisms being leveled at their film, which opens on Wednesday. 

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter-producer Mark Boal said the criticisms amounted to people misreading the film. And they rejected the idea that politics influenced their filmmaking choices. They spoke with TheWrap on the afternoon of "Zero Dark Thirty’s" Los Angeles premiere.

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  • dunlap||

    To Hollywood, if they don't show puppies dying and children crying because of it...it's an argument for it.

    Of course, if it's Nazis being tortured it's ok....they're almost as bad as conservatives, after all.