On last night’s “Nightline,” the producers of the new movie Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were interviewed by Martha Raddatz. The film is a fictionalization of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Among the revelations: the producers used footage from an ABC News report to reconstruct a full-size version of Bin Laden’s compound in exacting detail.
Kathryn Bigelow: That’s the compound we built.
Raddatz: The floor, the tile, the carpet. Mark said you took that…
Bigelow: From your footage
Raddatz: From the original ABC video
Bigelow: Yes. Yes. The bed all of that. The rug. Everything we could find from that video we replicated.
Raddatz: So you froze that ABC video and …
Bigelow: Yeah frame after frame after frame and found tile that was identical to that. And built the house with everyconceivable piece of information that we could find we replicated.