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A Freedom of Information request filed by government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed that former CIA Director Leon E. Panetta was the source who gave up secret information to the scriptwriter of "Zero Dark Thirty," the Hollywood movie about the raid on Osama bin Laden.
Political appointees at the Defense Department, the CIA and the White House brushed aside concerns from career officials about helping two Hollywood filmmakers research their 2012 movie about the top-secret Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a report from the Pentagon's inspector general.
"Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal says his use of interrogation techniques in the film were accurate and that pending Senate investigation brings him "a chill."
A few weeks ago, "Zero Dark Thirty" seemed well on its way to capturing the Academy Award for best picture. It was winning early critic awards and gaining the kind of momentum a movie needs to win Hollywood's biggest prize.
Could congressional scrutiny over such an emotionally charged issue as alleged torture be affecting the awards momentum of “Zero Dark Thirty”?
There are many reasons to celebrate "Zero Dark Thirty." But the best reason is that it is simply a great movie — flawless as a thriller, a political drama, a manhunt procedural and an action flick.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were knee-deep in preparing a film — their follow-up to their Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker — that would chronicle the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, his escape in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, and the vanishing trail of the world's most-wanted man.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were knee-deep in preparing the follow-up to their Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," a film that would chronicle the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, his escape in Tora Bora and the vanishing trail of the world's most wanted man.
The killing of Osama bin Laden last year was referenced repeatedly this week at the Democratic National Convention. This is ironic, as President Obama, in denying requests for basic information about the raid, said he wasn't going to release the information because he didn't want to be seen as "spiking the football."