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Zero Dark Thirty confounding liberal film critics (A Hollywood film supports Dubya's policies)
American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 12/16/2012 3:55:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind

What if Hollywood made a high profile movie that carried an implicit message supporting George W. Bush's War on Terror policies and made Barack Obama look naïve? What if the movie were made by an acclaimed director, and was really, really good?

Why, you'd have the amusing opportunity to read up on the critical reaction To Kathryn Bigelow's new blockbuster film, Zero Dark Thirty.

I confess that when I learned that Hollywood was to enjoy very broad cooperation from the intelligence community for the production, I assumed that the Obama Administration would get a free pass, a semi-hagiographic treatment of the bold president ordering the raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden.

Kyle Smith, writing in the New York Post, explains how the closely detailed film treats the subject, and why President Obama is not happy with the outcome:

"After seeing it, I can report that it is a clear vindication for the Bush administration's view of the War on Terror. Moreover, "ZD30" subtly presents President Obama and by extension the entire Democratic establishment and its supporters in the media as hindering the effort to find bin Laden by politicizing harsh interrogation techniques and striking a pose against them that was naive at best."

Since the film is based on unpublished interviews with primary sources, it is unusually difficult to fact-check. But as information about the reality behind the story emerges, so far "ZD30" is standing up factually and is consistent with relevant statements by former CIA Director Leon Panetta and lawmakers with access to classified information about the raid.

Smith lays out how the film carefully depicts the actual context within which useful, actionable information is developed.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bhogwot; bush; hollywood; moviereview; osamabinladin; zerodarkthirty

1 posted on 12/16/2012 3:55:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A Hollywood movie we’re actually going to want to see?


2 posted on 12/16/2012 4:03:19 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

Why not?

The film is also favored for Oscar Nomination (and perhaps a win) for BEST PICTURE.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 4:07:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: McGavin999

“New York magazine’s lively critic David Edelstein, for instance, calls the movie “The most neutral-seeming ‘America, F—k Yeah!’ picture ever made.”

To think that Odumbo allowed Mark Boal special access to classified info and expecting a Dem propaganda film. Bigelow just like her work in Hurt Locker, allows audiences to decide for themselves.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 4:08:45 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: SeekAndFind
I read a recent Entertainment Weekly review of this film (I believe it earned an 'A') and one quote stood out: Paraphrased from memory, "The film provides graphic depictions of enhanced interrogation techniques and then reminds us, they worked."
5 posted on 12/16/2012 4:55:12 PM PST by Drew68
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To: SeekAndFind

I never got how Bush and Cheney were monsters because KSM a dn Abu Zubaydah were waterboarded 190 times or so(and suffred no lasting effects and are 100% healthy today), yet Obama is just fine even thoug he’s killed hundreds if not thousand of civilians(including many children) with his drone attacks in his 1st term.

Seems to me if we’re going to ask which is worse and more immoral or inhumane KSM and Zubaydah being waterboarded don’t even come close to what Obama’s done with the drones.

Does Obama want us to believe that KSM feeling like he’s going to drown for a few seconds is worse than Obama blowing hundreds of kids away from Predators?


6 posted on 12/16/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by jeltz25
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just so's you know... the 190 figure is the number of times he actually had water poured on his face, NOT the number of sessions he had like the press likes to make it sound
7 posted on 12/16/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought the movie about the SEAL who killed Bin Laden had already come out thttp://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8e464776e6/the-navy-seal-who-killed-osama-bin-laden


8 posted on 12/16/2012 5:47:48 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


9 posted on 12/16/2012 6:45:58 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: SeekAndFind

I have to say, I’ve heard the title but knew nothing about it. Now I know.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 6:52:29 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huh.
lots of conservatives thought it would give Obama a boost, but if they did interview the real seal team six, they’d get a different view.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 7:03:22 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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lots of conservatives thought it would give Obama a boost, but if they did interview the real seal team six, they’d get a different view.

I guess this is why they changed the release date from just before the election to now.

12 posted on 12/16/2012 7:09:01 PM PST by Cementjungle
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If you like SEAL Team action, check out "Act of Valor." Excellent.
13 posted on 12/16/2012 8:00:13 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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And Lone Survivor is coming soon.
14 posted on 12/16/2012 8:06:15 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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