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The nature of the way movies work is that they can't just replicate reality - things have to be made cinematic. It's the reason why characters don't break away from an important conversations for three minute on-screen bathroom breaks. Somethings have to be changed to make them more exciting and fit the format. And that even extends to scenes where Navy SEALs are infiltrating Osama bin Laden's compound. Esquire has published a new feature about the nameless soldier who shot and killed the world's most wanted man, and within the article - which details the shooter's life since Bin Laden's death - the magazine chronicles his reaction to Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Sitting in the theater the shooter's first reaction to the film was to laugh at the title card, "Based on firsthand accounts of actual events," and make a joke to his uncle, who asked him if »

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