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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 01:13 PM

8. Great movie, the camera work and acting is out of this world

the feeling of paranoia produced is unlike most movies. It is up here with 7 days in May and Manchurian Candidate in what it does in politics.

Is it true? I read Marr's book too. It has so many theories as to the killing but most are mutually exclusive. Anything that helps the conspiracy is taken as truth. Any fact that disproves one theory or another is taken as part of the conspiracy. It is classic conspiracy thinking. If you look for it then it starts to wear on you after a few showings.

There are also lots of things that bug you if you watch it enough:
1) The critical film at the end is consistent with a head shot from behind.
2) The movie humorously never really gets around to explaining the protagonists actual role in the shooting.

I think the most interesting thing in the movie is Oswald who had an extremely odd life no matter what you think.

I don't think Stone wins on the truth (he thinks Aids was created by the CIA; listen to his voice over on the DVD) but man is it great on movie making. I think Nixon, though, is much more accurate on the facts and also captures the feel of the Nixon white house. IT might be a better movie overall. His Bush movie is good too, but Bush is so dull the movie wears on you.

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