Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Snub ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – It Wasn’t So!!

Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow

“Kathryn Bigelow was robbed. So f—ed up. #recount.”

Tweeted Megan Ellison founder of Annapurna Pictures with her very public outrage over the Academy of Arts and Sciences’ decision not to nominate Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow for a best director Oscar. Megan, needs to take a chill pill, zip it, “this is Hollywood baby”, like when James Cameron was robbed when Bigelow won best director for The Hurt Locker.

Kathryn Bigelow’s film would have you believe that torture, water-boarding, and the various offshore secret prisons set up to avoid the human rights laws of the United States of America, set up by President George Bush’s administration resulted in the kill of Osama bin Laden.
In-fact no valuable information of any kind materialized from such a network. That’s where the film goes off-course.

There are many who gave up everything they had, any form of life they knew to go to places, become moles, go undercover, to unravel the corrupt network of the government of Pakistan, and it’s ‘ISI’ secret service. This is called human intelligence gathering, something Donald Rumsfeld did not believe in. Look what a mess that got him into.

In-order to track a kingpin, you don’t follow the drugs, you have to follow the money trail. Following money, is a sophisticated game, you don’t get this through torture but human intelligence, brains, influence and connections.

I can tell you for certain that you just don’t getaway building a compound the size Osama was shacked up in without the knowledge of the government of Pakistan or it’s ‘ISI’.

Zero Dark Thirty, is a thriller nevertheless, but the story is just plain all wrong. It just could have been so much more. It could have been Wall Street meets The Navy Seals.

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