Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks to HitFix about achieving the look of Zero Dark Thirty, especially shooting in darkness for the climactic final scene depicting the capture of Osama Bin Laden.
He says, "This is one thing I will absolutely give credit to both [director] Kathryn [Bigelow] and to [writer] Mark [Boal] for. Their drive to be as realistic as possible in this film. I mean, it makes life hard for technicians like myself. But Kathryn would say, 'We want to go real. We want the viewer to believe they’re in bin Laden’s front yard walking towards that front door as much as possible.'"
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