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In addition to her appearance on the Colbert Report (watch below), "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow is the center of this week's Time cover story, "Art of Darkness." The director, who rarely speaks with the press, is opening up to deal with and defend herself against the controversy surrounding "Zdt" and its torture debate. In the magazine's history, twelve directors have appeared on its cover--Bigelow is the second woman after Jodie Foster in 1991. Included in the interview are comments from "Zdt" star Jessica Chastain, screenwriter Mark Boal, plus Jamie Lee Curtis and Willem Dafoe. Time's Jessica Winter states; "Like a white-on-white canvas, Zero Dark Thirty has become a projection screen for the audience’s perceptions and sympathies, taking on different colors and contours depending on what the viewer brings to it. And though the debate over the U.S.’s use of torture has been pursued »


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