Zero Dark Thirty-OFFICIAL TRAILER
Osama Bin Laden was reported killed by U.S. Navy Seals on May 2, 2011 and a Hollywood movie depicting the events will be out this December. The movie, entitled Zero Dark Thirty, has just released an official tease trailer (BELOW) that has already created a buzz.
On this past Sunday's The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's HBO weekly drama about a fictional major American cable news network, (Atlantis Cable News: ACN), the New York news staff coped with the reporting of the Bin Laden death.
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The Newsroom for many is a show they love to hate, but I am a fan. Though obviously fictional, it provided an insight into how a major news organization would report perhaps the year's biggest story under the challenges of morality, responsibility and competition. Real footage of other networks speculating on early leaks was used. Geraldo seemed to think it was about Gaddafi.
Movies, television and fictional portrayals of current events are not necessarily a new thing. As a fan of WWII movies I've noticed many are dated during the war and in the immediate years after. I always wonder how people then reacted to this, although I imagine it wasn't much different than today...likely with curiosity and wonder.
The change today is that all media is instant and we are ALL in it. A story like this has already been fictionalized on major TV and motion picture. As always, we are interested in the stories behind the story, and even though "created from" and "based on" actual events, it is still only that: a story. I do look forward to the film.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, both associated with The Hurt Locker are behind Zero Dark Thirty, and the movie stars the amazing Jessica Chastain. Barack Obama was accused of jeopardizing U.S. security by allowing Bigelow access to secret mission files but Bigelow denied any special treatment. The film was to have an October release but many felt this would prejudice the November presidential election. Sony Pictures acquiesced and set the movie for a December 19 release.
Here's the trailer. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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