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Doing Damage Control,
Oscar Chances At Risk
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´Zero Dark Thirty´s´ Director
Doing Damage Control,
Oscar Chances At Risk

Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto

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Posted By:DW626, 12/17/2012 4:55:33 PM

Just because "Zero Dark Thirty" picked up another critics group award today doesn´t mean the film´s Best Picture Oscar chances aren´t in jeopardy. Film scribes are noticing the film´s implicit acknowledgement that enhanced interrogation techniques like sleep deprivation and waterboarding helped collar Osama bin Laden, and they aren´t happy. It´s likely why the film´s director, Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter, Mark Boal, gave an exclusive interview to TheWrap.com today for some media damage control. The question remains - will it work?

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I´ve heard some good things about this movie.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: joew9, 12/17/2012 5:00:13 PM     (No. 9071442)

The idea that "damage control" has to be done shines the light on the fact that the Oscars are no longer about best films but rather just politics. Hollywood is so shallow they couldn´t even penetrate a piece of film.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/17/2012 5:02:37 PM     (No. 9071446)

The truth has no bearing on this matter.

Only shaping the narrative and promoting the agenda matters.

Torture not only works but it works every time. This is just one more universal truth
that is just too cruel for liberals to grok.
No matter that the masters of routine torture have always been the socialists.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/17/2012 5:10:25 PM     (No. 9071462)

Aren´t movies judged upon their entertainment value? Have I not been paying attention for the last, say, 40 years?
Seriously, what happened to entertaining us?
Entertainment must have gone the way of the news media telling us what happened. Both mediums left the course some time ago. It´s ironic that the news has become fiction and fiction is supposed to be taken as fact.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ccyr, 12/17/2012 5:13:50 PM     (No. 9071467)

Definitely going to see this movie now that I hear that they have to apologize to Hollywood for making it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/17/2012 5:19:55 PM     (No. 9071475)

If it´s done well and sticks to the truth it will be a blockbuster at the box office.

The producers should then tell the Academy where to stick their Oscar statuette. It´s become almost as politicized as the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 12/17/2012 5:24:21 PM     (No. 9071479)

How dare they tell the truth? Do they really expect the Hollywood propaganda machine to reward them for this?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/17/2012 5:25:58 PM     (No. 9071482)

History must be changed to conform with The Narrative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: happywarrior, 12/17/2012 5:27:19 PM     (No. 9071485)

Haha, I´m going to see it also, she really screwed up and it´s too late to edit!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/17/2012 6:04:57 PM     (No. 9071527)

Looks like we´ll have to wait until Oliver Stone shows us what really happened.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/17/2012 6:25:31 PM     (No. 9071562)

When I was in the Marine Corps (1965-1972) I remember that as part of the escape and evasion course, that waterboarding was part of it for volunteers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/17/2012 8:06:36 PM     (No. 9071692)

Everybody breaks under torture. The liberals always want to frame the debate with a false premise to get people to agree with their agenda. John McCain broke when he was a prisoner and said so.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/17/2012 8:12:37 PM     (No. 9071699)

Truth is such a pesky thing to liberals.

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