Blog Posts by Meriah Doty
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 14 Feb, 2013 4:30 AM IST
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SEAL Team 6 members, as portrayed in 'Zero Dark Thirty' (Photo: Columbia Pictures)There is one real-life moment that wasn't portrayed in "Zero Dark Thirty" that is as cinematic as the Oscar nominated film itself.
We still don't know his true identity, but, for the first time ever, we are hearing from the man directly responsible for the death of al Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. He is only identified as "The Shooter" by Esquire Magazine writer Phil Bronstein. And the Shooter is the SEAL Team 6 member who shot bin Laden dead on May 2, 2011.
After the Shooter returned from his mission, he gave the CIA operative -- portrayed by Jessica Chastain as "Maya" in the film, and whose identity is not public -- the magazine from his gun as a souvenir. It didn't happen that way in the movie, nor did Chastain cry upon seeing bin Laden's body. But the Shooter says the female operative responsible for finding the terrorist leader did, in fact, cry in that moment.
Over the past year, Bronstein spent time on-and-off with the military operative -- hanging out with him in his back yard and even going to see the Oscar-nominated film that is based, in part, on his life.Read More »from SEAL Team 6 shooter calls Jessica Chastain’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ performance ‘awesome’
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Sat 9 Feb, 2013 5:38 AM IST
Tommy Lee Jones depicts Thaddeus Stevens while sitting in the U.S. House of Representatives in 'Lincoln' (Photo: DreamWorks Pictures)Earlier this week we told you how Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was drawing criticism for various historical inaccuracies -- including the close examination that Oscar nominated actor Daniel Day-Lewis' ear lobes have been getting. One congressman, Rep. Joe Courtney, also caught errors in the way Connecticut representatives were depicted in the film as having voted for the 13th Amendment.
"Lincoln" screenplay writer Tony Kushner has offered explanation as to why he and Spielberg decided to change the Connecticut vote in the 12-time Oscar-nominated film [via The New York Times]:Read More »from ‘Lincoln’ screenwriter Tony Kushner explains Connecticut vote discrepancy
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Fri 8 Feb, 2013 7:42 AM IST
Christoph Waltz (Photo: Getty Images)Over the summer, Yahoo! Movies had the chance to sit down with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz to talk about his role in "Django Unchained." Perhaps eerily, perhaps all-too obviously, Waltz discussed the violence in the latest Quentin Tarantino film in which he stars -- and for which he won a Golden Globe Award and is in the running for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year. Waltz specifically pondered the film's violence as it relates to American gun culture.
Since our discussion at Comic-Con on July 14, 2012, there have been at least eight mass shootings in the U.S. and, as I write this, a gunman is on the loose, putting the greater Los Angeles area on high alert.
Waltz, a European, born in Vienna, Austria, explains how one outsider perceives this uniquely -- and deadly -- U.S. phenomenon. And, oh yeah, the 56-year-old actor also sheds light on his acting method and ponders Tarantino's preoccupation with revenge:Read More »from Christoph Waltz ponders American gun culture and Tarantino revenge