To the Editor…

by on February 6, 2013

Katherine Bigelow should have been nominated for best director for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Jessica Chastain will probably lose out as best actress because of the criticism of the film. The criticism of “Zero Dark Thirty” seems to have started with a letter that Senators Feinstein, Levin, and McCain wrote to Sony Pictures Entertainment calling the movie “grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the location of Usama bin Laden.” Yet, the filmmakers had the full cooperation of the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House in the making of the film. Given this country’s use of torture in the past, I for one tend to believe that the film’s depiction of torture of prisoners is accurate. If a viewer needs the filmmaker to tell you the realistic depiction of torture is illegal and immoral, then there is something wrong with the viewer, not the filmmaker.

This feedback was sent by:Ralph E. Stone from San Francisco, California

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