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DP/30 Sneak Peek: Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal (9 min)

One Response to “DP/30 Sneak Peek: Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal (9 min)”

  1. Kit says:

    YES!! Very looking forward to the full interview. Your interviews from 2010 for Hurt Locker were fantastic. Mark Boal has been itching to speak out about Zero Dark Thirty, he has that kind of personality and I’m sure gave great answers. Are you interviewing Kathryn too??

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