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Response to Johonny (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 01:23 PM

11. To me, the most compelling part of the movie was the performance of Donald

 

Sutherland as the D.C. insider who meets with Costner's Garrison in D.C. (I think the Sutherland character may be modelled on Fletcher Prouty, but not sure I'm remembering correctly.)

The theory laid out by Sutherland -- that a cabal of Big Oil Execs, CIA and military types conspired to take out JFK b/c they opposed his 'decision' to withdraw from Vietnam (and not to invade at the Bay of Pigs) -- fills our deep psychological need to have JFK killed, not by a small-time drifter and vagabond like Oswald, but by a cabal equal to or surpassing the JFK of record and his potential.

That makes JFK great drama. Even though I now think LHO was the lone assassin, I still get goose bumps watching Stone's film.

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