First of all, share with each other what you were examining in your in-class writing assignment.
Then discuss one or both of the following questions (depending on time):
1. How does Zero Dark Thirty compare to your experience of 9/11 and the War on Terror (that is, the time period in the United States from September 11, 2011 to the present)?
2. Who are some of the directors you know that you would call auteurs? Be ready to consider whether these directors are 1. technically competent (or excellent), 2. have a recognizable personality (common themes and individual style), and 3. reveal interior meaning (underlying tension between the director’s vision and the subject matter).