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Visible Torture: The Case of Zero Dark Thirty

Berenike Jung

in The Invisibilities of Political Torture: The Presence of Absence in US and Chilean Cinema and Television

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474436991
eISBN:
9781474484558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436991.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012), drawing from its critical reception and existing scholarship on torture, pain and its representational challenges, such as Elaine ... More


Toward a Democratic Conception of Justice

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops a democratic approach to justice by, first, more deeply exploring the figure of “the belated public” and the kind of democratic politics it opens up. Second, Maxwell shows how ... More


The Biodetective Versus the Detective of the Real in Zero Dark Thirty and Homeland

Hilary Neroni

in The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of torture and biometrics, biopower, and terrorism in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), the Bourne films (2002–2012), and Homeland (2011–present). Zero Dark Thirty covers the ... More


Responding to Realities or Telling the Same Old Story? Mixing Real-world and Mythic Resonances in The Kingdom (2007) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Geoff King

in American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Chapter Two "Responding to realities or telling the same old story? Mixing real-world and mythic resonances in The Kingdom (2007) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012)" Geoff King also explores the ... More


Documenting the Dark Side: Fictional and Documentary Treatments of Torture and the ‘War on Terror’

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elaborates the book’s argument about morality and ethics by discussing documentaries and fictional dramas about torture and the ‘War on Terror’, including Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Taxi ... More


After Bin Laden: Zero Dark Thirty

Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait

in Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038860
eISBN:
9780252096822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038860.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the question of why Osama bin Laden's death did not seem to have the impact that was expected from the largest and most expensive manhunt in history. It looks at the debate ... More


History

Guy Westwell

in Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the place of 9/11 in history. The account of World War II found in the film The Good German (2006) demonstrates the desire to seek out complex and critical counter-histories ... More


The Maintenance of Innocence

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines an episode from the popular British television show Spooks/MI-5 entitled “Who Guards the Guards?” (2004) and the films Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. It reveals the ... More


Nothing Sounds Like an M-16

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how sound effects are used by combat filmmakers to tell coherent battlefield stories. The narrative potential of individual weapons’ sounds—such as grenades and RPGs—and the use ... More


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