Seven Things I Found Jarring in Zero Dark Thirty


Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal at the 85th Academy Awards; screengrabs by X

by Russell Bennetts

1. John Barrowman.

2. All-too pertinent news clips are shown in the background of two discussion scenes.

3. Music I listen to for pleasure being used for pain. (I know this happened IRL, but nonetheless.)

4. A song that is ‘new’ in the UK is evidently old in USA/Iraq.

5. One person?

6. Maya’s Lana Del Rey impression in the final scene of the movie.

7. The torture.


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Russell Bennetts is the editor of Berfrois.