Zero Dark Thirty
Original post made by Len on Mar 24, 2013
on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm
It was a really good flick. Those water-boarding scenes were kind of stomach turning though! Very intense, and kind of difficult to get out of my head! I found some comfort in reading this really interesting interview with the guy who played "Dan." He is an Australian actor named Jason Clarke. Apparently, he underwent a "simulated" waterboarding to prepare for the role. He also talked about working with the actor who played Ammar - who is a French actor named Reda Kateb. It was so interesting to read about how they approached their acting for those scenes, and really committing to the roles and and the intensity. Its so easy to take for granted the craft of acting!
Let me admit to something else. I'm a huge fan of HBO shows, and so I couldn't help but think of Tony Soprano when Gandolfini showed up as "CIA Director."
Even better was the role of "Oz "alumni Harold Perrineau. Every time he was on screen, I so desperately wanted him to say, "Prisoner number 96C283, Osama Bin Laden...convicted October 1st 02, terrorism in the first degree... sentence: life in prison. Up for parole in 3." (Oz fans will get that.)
on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm
bru is a registered user.
> It explains how UBL was found out, and killed.
Sure it does
on Mar 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Far out. Americans applauding the fictional depiction of Americans engaged in torture.
The same torture we have prosecuted war criminals for.
Disgusting. I can't believe our great country has come to this.