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Society Instructs Hollywood on 'Moral Ambiguity' of Torture: Or, What the Zero Dark Thirty Controversy Means
Film, whether big-screen or TV, is a powerful medium of representation; it has the power to define. And with this controversy, Society pushed back and said we do not like how this film represents or defines us.
The controversy and shortcomings of Zero Dark Thirty has opened a critical conversation and debate. Hopefully it will lead to brave new Hollywood storytelling about these years when America went in search of monsters to destroy, and ended up slaying things once held dear.
Both Boal and Bigelow seem intent on shoving aside the true facts about torture's effectiveness. All Boal would offer when I queried him on the subject recently was the pallid response that the issue was "politically controversial, as you know."
"The Academy Awards are fast approaching. You will all be in the spotlight with an opportunity to make the case for transparency
Given that the torture scenes are so repulsive, but shown nonetheless, it is clearly Bigelow's goal to make us never forget the horror and demeaning nature of torture both for the victim and for the torturers.
The recent controversy over the film Zero Dark Thirty implicates free expression, artistic freedom and public policy issues that are of great concern.
Martin Sheen & 'Zero Dark Thirty': Actor Walks Back Criticism, Says Movie 'Does Great, Great Service' On Torture
"It's a great movie," Panetta said. "You know, it's a great movie. But when you've lived what happened, as far as the main
Torture has no place in a civilized society. No matter the success or means to achieve a good end, torture (or as some leaders referred to it, enhanced interrogation techniques) reflects our darkest impulses and pulls all of us in this democracy to a dark place.
Moore also claimed it's important to move beyond the issue of whether torture "does or does not work." "The film shows the
'Zero Dark Thirty' & Pakistan: Controversial Film About Bin Laden's Killing Will Not Screen In Country Where It Is Set
In a blog on The Huffington Post, Moore notes that, in the movie, it is not until Barack Obama orders torture be stopped
Although the assistance offered to the "Zero Dark Thirty" crew sparked accusations that the White House used the movie as