How Much did the CIA “Shape” Zero Dark Thirty’s Narrative?
At Gawker, Adrian Chen looks over a CIA memo filled with the agency’s concerns, suggestions, and requests regarding the creation of ZD30,
“Reached for via email, Mark Boal wouldn’t comment on the record. But a person with knowledge of the Zero Dark Thirty production process confirmed that specific changes had been made to the script after suggestions from the CIA, including Maya’s lack of participation in the torture scene. But this person said these changes were only due to security or accuracy concerns, and the CIA had no input on creative decisions.”
The full memo can be read here, and I invite you all to give it an overview and decide for yourself whether you think there’s anything unseemly going on here.