AtoZChallenge…”Z” is for Zero Dark Thirty

Happy Monday, last day of the challenge.  It’s been so much fun and have met many new blogger’s.  

After looking up the quotes, I think all we need to see is the first one.  Yeah that’s one movie I don’t think I’ll be watching.  Sad day that was…

Beginning of the move quote…

[first lines; we hear the actual recorded emergency calls made on 9/11 by World Trade Center office workers to police and fire departments after the planes struck just before the buildings collapsed, then the scene moves to 2 years later; The Saudi Group – in an interrogation room at the CIA Black Site]
Dan: I own you, Ammar. You belong to me. Look at me.
[Ammar doesn’t look at him]
Dan: If you don’t look at me when I talk to you, I hurt you! You step off this mat, I hurt you! If you lie to me, I’m gonna hurt you! Now! Now, look at me!
[Ammar is surrounded by four other CIA guards whose faces are covered with ski masks, the men start punching and kicking Ammar]
Dan: Look at me, Ammar!
[Dan turns and starts walking off and addresses one of the CIA guards standing to the side watching]
Dan: Come on.
[Dan and the CIA guard walk out the room and the other guards tie Ammar up]

Zero Dark Thirty

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Zero Dark Thirty

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Produced by
Written by Mark Boal
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Greig Fraser
Edited by
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 19, 2012(United States)
Running time
157 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $40 million[2]
Box office $132.8 million[2]

Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American politicalthriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Billed as “the greatest manhunt in history”, the film dramatizes the nearly decade-long international manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks in the United States. This search eventually leads to the discovery of his compound in Pakistan and the military raid that resulted in bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011.

The film stars Jessica Chastain as Maya, a fictional CIA intelligence analyst, with Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, James Gandolfini, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Dillane, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Jennifer Ehle, John Barrowman, Mark Duplass, and Frank Grillo in supporting roles.[3][4] It was produced by Boal, Bigelow, and Megan Ellison, and was independently financed by Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 19, 2012 and had its wide release on January 11, 2013.[5]

Zero Dark Thirty received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on 95 critics’ top ten lists of 2012. It was nominated in five categories at the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Chastain, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing, and won the award for Best Sound Editing. The film also earned Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, with Chastain winning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.


7 Comments on “AtoZChallenge…”Z” is for Zero Dark Thirty

  1. Good choice for Z, Patti. I saw this movie and it was moving. Congrats on finishing the A to Z and thanks for reminding me of some great movies and quotes!

    • It’s been a great challenge…Looking forward to summer and vacations 😉 I can hardly wait for payday and getting over to Michael’s for some new things…Stay in touch, I’ll do the same ❤

    • Thank you so much Mr. Iain. I’ll have to give it another go. Sometimes the second time watching a movie, you always pick up something new. It was such a pleasure doing the challenge and making new blogging friends. I’ll be stopping by and I hope you will too. Blessings and Happy Monday 🙂

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