Zero Dark Thirty

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For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.

The New York Film Critics Circle named Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" the best film of 2012, voicing its strong support for the grimly journalistic Osama bin Laden docudrama.

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Panetta Leaked Raid Commander to 'ZDT' Scribe

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WASHINGTON - Several weeks after overseeing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the raid commander in a speech attended by the writer of the film "Zero Dark Thirty," according to a draft report by U.S. Defense Department investigators. Under security rules, the commander's name was not to be... more

9/11 Victim's Mom Upset Film Used Son's Last Words

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NEW CANAAN, Conn. - A Connecticut woman whose son died in the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center says she's upset the Oscar-winning movie "Zero Dark Thirty" used a recording of his last words without her permission. Mary Fetchet of New Canaan told CBS News and the Daily News this week that she was shocked the filmmakers didn't ask if th... more

Little Audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Award-nominated film about the hunt for the al-Qaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be show... more

How the US Shapes the Military's Big Screen Image

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The CIA and the Pentagon pulled out all the stops for the creators of "Zero Dark Thirty," staging interviews with officials and a Navy SEAL for an inside account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Critics praised the movie's gritty and gripping feel but, with the film due for release in major European markets this week, controversy has erupted ov... more

Will Torture Questions Hurt ZDT's Oscar Chances?

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LOS ANGELES - 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. Much was made about the authenticity of the film by director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who... more

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