after a tweet appeared from their official @ZeroDarkThirty feed that seemed to endorse drone strikes abroad--in directing folks to a certain military site.
Critics quickly weighed in. Example: Zero Dark Thirty's Twitter account is promoting drone warfare and you tell me "It's just a movie, stop being critical!" And this: Well, now that @ZeroDarkThirty has begun advocating drone warfare, those torture-glorification critiques are sounding a bit more resonant.
So maybe, as Bigelow says, "depiction does not equal endorsement"--but does endorsement equal endorsement? See my latest critique of Bigelow and the film here.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
And Now 'Zero Dark Thirty'--The Tweet Controversy
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