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Sun Nov 23, 2014, 12:22 AM

 

For Those That Saw Oliver Stone's 'JFK'... A Couple Of Questions... [View all]

First of all... Stone never claimed it to be a documentary.

Second... When I watched it... I was shocked... not just in the things I thought I knew, and not just in the stuff Stone included in the film that I did ot know, but because he put ALL the theories in the film...

And lastly... because I was so blown away... I went out and bought both Garrison and Marr's books...

And while Garrison's book was a sort of Novella,

JFK is a 1991 American historical political conspiracy legal thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner).

Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones) for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) was found responsible by two government investigations: the Warren Commission, and the House Select Committee on Assassinations (which concluded that there could have been another assassin shooting with Oswald).

The film was adapted by Stone and Zachary Sklar from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Stone described this account as a "counter-myth" to the Warren Commission's "fictional myth."

The film became embroiled in controversy...


More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JFK_%28film%29

What did you think ?


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