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BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


The film “Zero Dark Thirty”, which chronicles the events leading up to the death of Osama Bin Laden is garnering a lot of media attention. And according to KFSM, the filmmakers tried to get the movie as historically accurate as possible.

“The writer and director were given unusual access by the the CIA and the Defense Department and learned inside details about the mission. The film includes...when seal team six found and killed the world's most wanted man.”


But according to CNN, the CIA says the filmmakers missed the mark. Acting Director for the CIA, Michael Morrell, says even though the agency provided information to the filmmakers, the movie itself is not a realistic portrayal of the events that took place.

He specifically notes the enhanced interrogation techniques highlighted at the beginning of the movie did not aid the search for Osama Bin Laden as much as the movie makes it seem. Furthermore, Morrell criticizes filmmakers for focusing on only a few individuals that were involved.

But the actors feel strongly about what they’ve produced. Jason Clarke says...

“We take you there with the people that did it rather than the headlines and, you know, the politicians and the generals. It goes back to , you know, the men and women that are out there, you know, punching the clock, doing the day-in day-out work.”

The Los Angeles Times explains the harsh reviews from the CIA and top U.S. officials might hurt the movie come awards time. Awards consultant Murray Wissman said..

"A very good piece of work now has its Oscar chances hurt. When you get people involved at the highest level of government condemning your movie, it puts a black cloud over it."

A limited amount of theaters began showing the movie in Los Angeles and New York December 19. The movie will premiere worldwide early next year.

(SOC)

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Receives CIA Criticism

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Dec 23, 2012

'Zero Dark Thirty' Receives CIA Criticism

 

(Image Source Sony Pictures)

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


The film “Zero Dark Thirty”, which chronicles the events leading up to the death of Osama Bin Laden is garnering a lot of media attention. And according to KFSM, the filmmakers tried to get the movie as historically accurate as possible.

“The writer and director were given unusual access by the the CIA and the Defense Department and learned inside details about the mission. The film includes...when seal team six found and killed the world's most wanted man.”


But according to CNN, the CIA says the filmmakers missed the mark. Acting Director for the CIA, Michael Morrell, says even though the agency provided information to the filmmakers, the movie itself is not a realistic portrayal of the events that took place.

He specifically notes the enhanced interrogation techniques highlighted at the beginning of the movie did not aid the search for Osama Bin Laden as much as the movie makes it seem. Furthermore, Morrell criticizes filmmakers for focusing on only a few individuals that were involved.

But the actors feel strongly about what they’ve produced. Jason Clarke says...

“We take you there with the people that did it rather than the headlines and, you know, the politicians and the generals. It goes back to , you know, the men and women that are out there, you know, punching the clock, doing the day-in day-out work.”

The Los Angeles Times explains the harsh reviews from the CIA and top U.S. officials might hurt the movie come awards time. Awards consultant Murray Wissman said..

"A very good piece of work now has its Oscar chances hurt. When you get people involved at the highest level of government condemning your movie, it puts a black cloud over it."

A limited amount of theaters began showing the movie in Los Angeles and New York December 19. The movie will premiere worldwide early next year.

(SOC)

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