Ever wanted to call it quits and disappear completely? It’s the kind of thing we usually assume is reserved for gangsters and international terrorists, but leaving everything behind for a brand new life is more common than you might think – and loaded has the inside scoop on exactly how to do it. That’s because we’ve just had a top-secret chinwag with Frank M Ahearn, an expert in making people disappear.
After building a career on finding people who didn’t want to be found (anyone from adulterous celebs to political targets), Frank changed track, embarking on a second career of helping people start again and become untraceable – and there’s a lot more to it than dodgy IDs and false moustaches.
Now Frank is an expert on both sides of the fence, including all the tricks that film fans will recognize from Bin Laden-manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty (which Frank assures us is the real deal, unlike all that “Jason Bourne bullshit”). For anyone who can’t afford Frank’s highly specialized services, he’s been decent enough to share his trade secrets in his book How to Disappear. Not only that, but you can read all about it in next issue of loaded, where we chat exclusively to Frank. Until then, keep a low profile…
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow is well known as Hollywood’s greatest female action director. Over the years she’s crafted some of cinema’s greatest testosterone-fuelled heroes (think Keanu and Swayze’s cock-fighting surfer dudes from Point Break), proving that the genre is not just for boys.
With Zero Dark Thirty she goes one better and makes an action star of the rather beautiful Jessica Chastain. Playing the hard-nosed CIA operative who tracked down Osama bin Laden, she’s a more cerebral hero than we’re used to, calling the shots from behind the scenes. That’s not to say Chastain is afraid to get her hands dirty – she gets involved in the odd spot of torturing and fully knows the risks of the job. As she soon discovers, the hunt for the world’s most dangerous man is a deadly game indeed.
It’s nerve-shredding stuff, both on and off the military battlefield – a credit to Bigelow’s ability to create high levels tension, whether she’s directing political banter or Navy SEALS storming bin Laden’s secret hideout. The story’s conclusion might be a foregone conclusion, but Zero Dark Thirty is no less fascinating – a brilliant take on the 21st Century’s greatest real-life mystery.
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Zero Dark Thirty is available on Blu-ray and DVD now