Skip to comments.`Zero Dark Thirty' Is Massive, Meticulous and Authentic (film of OBL Capture Operation)
Posted on 12/03/2012 4:00:01 PM PST by drewh
Of course it took billions of dollars over 10 years and a multitude of people - many who gave their lives - to make this mission a success. Bigelow and "Hurt Locker" screenwriter-producer Mark Boal have accomplished the difficult feat of taking all that time, travel, investigation and frustration and depicting it thoroughly but also efficiently.
The attention to detail, to getting it right each step of the way, is evident in everything from the dialogue to the production design to the lighting.
This is pure, unadorned storytelling, an effort to recreate what happened with absolute authenticity and zero excess. Methodical and detached as it is, "Zero Dark Thirty" may actually leave some viewers a bit cold; there are plenty of moments of danger in crowded streets and claustrophobic questioning rooms, but some of the legwork is tedious and it doesn't always pay off.
But the drama is inherent from the very beginning and sneaks up on you by the end. We know what happened, and we know why it matters.
Bigelow's extensive staging of the May 1, 2011, raid is a prime example of virtuoso action filmmaking. Set in the dead of a moonless night - hence the title, inspired by military jargon - the Navy SEALs' mission is both massive and intimate, a mix of ominous aerial shots of stealthy Black Hawk helicopters and infrared vision in dark bedrooms and corridors. Every bit of effort and emotion has led to this lengthy sequence, and we're invested, too.
There's no riding off into the sunset once the mission is complete, no swell of inspirational music; Alexandre Desplat's score is suitably understated, too. Just a few heartfelt hugs and some tears, all of them hard-earned.
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If it is true, as I have read, that Obamugabe and Bill the Sink Stainer Clinton are NOT praised in this film, then I just might go see it...
And the CIA agent is a fox.
Unless that is clearly part of the film, I want nothing to do with it. I want to see the sockpuppet-in-charge being given permission to get OBL by the unelected female official.
Does anybody know if Valerie Jarret plays a big part in it?
Would not have been needed except for Susan Rice.In a 2002 op-ed piece in the Washington Post, former Ambassador to Sudan Timothy M. Carney and news contributor Mansoor Ijaz implicated Rice and counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke in missing an opportunity to neutralize Osama bin Laden while he was still in Sudan in 1996. They write that Sudan and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright were ready to cooperate on intelligence potentially leading to Bin Laden, but that Rice and Clarke persuaded National Security Advisor Sandy Berger to overrule Albright. Similar allegations were made by Vanity Fair contributing editor David Rose and Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden, in a November 2003 interview with World.from Susan Rice wiki page
No film is ever going to be 100% accurate, ever. Especially coming out of leftist Hollyweird
Was that when Clinton was too busy golfing to get the ok?
Terrorists say "0bama we are all Osama!"
This film hits the theaters Dec. 19th. Will it be a bomb?
A film by Kathryn Bigelow w/assistance from the 0bama administration.
Lives in Beverly Hills, CA. Net worth $14 million dollars.
Clearly Billy was AWOL as CIC.
We may need military guards posted around movie theaters this Christmas season.
Arrest the film maker!
i won’t watch it. This a recreation the way Obama wants us to see it. You have to believe that if it was anything else he would have raised holy hell and had the media cover for him. We will never know what really happened because most of the seal team 6 members were quieted for good to keep them from talking.Because of the way it was supposedly carried out, I’m not sure if Bin Laden was even killed, For all I know he may be holed up on a beach in Aruba living off the money Obama paid him to disappear. I mean we saw no body, no film, and have no survivor seals to talk. Just over the top suspicious to me.
It may win the Oscar. It just won the NY Film Critics prize over Speilburg’s Lincoln this afternoon...
Only Youtube 13 minute videos that only 300 people have seen can cause terrorist attacks.
I guess I'm now officially in the kook fringe. No pictures or video and a lot of witnesses, it didn't happen.
For U.S. to be in this position, and in such a short time, and with four more years ahead? Whatever was chasing us has caught us and tamed us. We'll be wearing a bridle and bit in less time than that.
"One day at a time" ain't just for the recovering any more. It's life in America...wonder how many days we have left. Those Saudis are crafty. They beat us at our own game. Impressive...but sad how easily we fell.
She seems to have a nice grip.