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In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

dahni Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 10:27 AM
Ummm.... since when do I start letting movies show me the way to believe and behave? Check almost any movie and the plot immediately reveals itself: first a bloody killing, then a meeting of the male and female(usually one man and a woman, but not lately), one look and they get nude and have violent sex with much chewing of each others faces and elsewhere; then they chase the villains on foot, in cars, on motorcycles, on boats and in helicopters, finishing up on top of a train They wreck each type of transporation, fire several hundred shots on busy streets, etc. The villain escapes so they can do it again, and again.... And that's just the first 15 minutes of the movie. That's how they make their money. Then they want gun control..
Robert 206 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 10:36 AM
Beautiful! Hollywood is part of the problem as more and more people realize. Cinematic violence is Hollywood's most important contribution to America's people!
dahni Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 10:28 AM
....gun control for me, anyway. lol
You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader.

Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year.

But it cannot have helped that Ed Asner and...