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LAT: '24' gets a lesson in torture from the experts

Yes, I'm a fan of Fox's program 24. I'm still not sure what I think about this season yet, but...

Last season was quite good -- so good enough that we put it on the cover as part of what we billed an "FCW fact check" on what was real and what wasn't.

The LAT has this story this morning:

'24' gets a lesson in torture from the experts [LAT, 2.13.2007]
Their advice: Make the scenes more realistic, not bloodier. And don't rely on tidy conclusions.

Hollywood is notorious for its meetings, but even by L.A. standards this one was unusual.

A few steps away from the CTU set of Fox's "24," an unlikely alliance of human rights activists, the dean of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and veteran interrogators with experience stretching from Saigon to Abu Ghraib gathered around two tables in mid-November. The group was there to meet with some of the creative forces behind "24," one of television's most successful serialized dramas, famous for its relentless derring-do depiction of an American counter-terrorism unit.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Feb 13, 2007 at 12:16 PM


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