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Zero Dark Thirty is unique in that it not only depicts the historic event that marked the end of the post 9/11 era in American history, but the movie itself feels like it marks the end of an era of film making as well. Fortunately, being of historical importance is not the film’s best attribute; it’s also highly enjoyable and exciting to watch.   

While post-9/11 cinema can refer to all films written, produced and released during the time period directly after the infamous event, there are also is a unique sub-genre of films that either deal directly with the terrorist attacks or feature elements influenced indirectly by it. Movies of this “Post-9/11-Realist” sub-genre are often characterized by darker tones, utilizing suspense as a plot device, and having an emphasis on realism. Physically these movies are often told from a documentary or first-person perspective, characterized by hand-held cameras and »

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