'American Sniper' screenwriter Jason Hall: His aim was truth

January 16, 2015 2:17 PM

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Jason Hall's screenplay for "American Sniper" earned him an Oscar nomination Thursday. It's not simply a look at the experiences of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL considered the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, he said in a recent phone call. It's an attempt to describe war "in a way that it hadn't been portrayed before."

Hall began the project in 2010 before the marksman's memoir "American Sniper" was published, basing his early script on Kyle's early drafts of the book and many interviews.

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