“Zero Dark Thirty,” the epic new film about the decade-long quest to bring down Osama bin Laden, is a movie of such unfathomable complexity that it’s hard to imagine anyone having the wherewithal or skill to corral this thing into a workable narrative. That task fell to the Oscar-winning duo behind Iraq War thriller “The Hurt Locker,” writer Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow.
Bigelow and Boal were able to synthesize… Continue reading Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmakers, On Their Osama bin Laden Manhunt Movie
After many controversies, the teaser for Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” has arrived.
Here, Kathryn Bigelow re-teams with her “Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal to depict the hunt for notorious terrorist and al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.
While the film’s writer/director are Oscar-winners — and are joined by a stellar cast, which includes Kyle Chandler, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong and Mark Duplass — “Zero Dark Thirty” has not… Continue reading 'Zero Dark Thirty' Teaser: Kathryn Bigelow Osama Bin Laden Film Gets Trailer (VIDEO)
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The other morning, I felt rather foolish as my Oscar hopes sunk; but the Academy always seems to manipulate us that way. We… Continue reading Girls on Film: The Real Bigelow Effect
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind ‘The Hurt Locker,’ are receiving help and script advice from the White House and the Pentagon to make their upcoming movie about the decade-long effort to kill Osama bin Laden, which ended with the successful Navy SEAL raid in May that brought down the al-Qaeda leader.
But the filmmakers are denying… Continue reading Kathryn Bigelow Says Her Bin Laden Film Is Not a Security Risk or an Obama Campaign Ad
Kathryn Bigelow, the only woman to win an Oscar for direction, hopes her film “The Hurt Locker” – on a US bomb disposal squad in Iraq – will make Indian audiences “understand that soldiers are acting as nation builders and peacemakers”.
“I am expecting that the Indian audience will appreciate our work too. I want them [...] Continue reading I hope Indians appreciate ‘Hurt Locker’: Kathryn Bigelow