She has said it before. Now she’s saying it again.
Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has written at length in an essay published in the LA Times about the scenes of torture featured in the movie, insisting once more than “depiction is not endorsement.”
The controversy has dogged the movie for weeks as politicians and pundits attacked the movie, which was based on screenwriter/producer Mark Boal’s interviews with intelligence and military sources, for showing CIA agents beating and torturing suspects who later give up information that leads to Osama bin Laden.
In the essay, Bigelow declares herself to be a pacifist who abhors the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” the movie shows, but says she felt obliged to put on screen the gruesome details of what was done in the name of counter-terrorism. READ FULL STORY