JFK

JFK

DVD - 2002
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Director Oliver Stone seamlessly blends archival film with acted sequences in his version of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which alleges that there was a massive plot and cover-up surrounding JFK's death.

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mustang351c
Jan 04, 2021

This 1991 mix of fact and fiction is really getting dated. How can this talk about Clay Shaw, but not mention Carlos Marcella?
And no mention of Sam Giancana, Santos Traficante, or Mort Sahl?
I suppose the storm drain theory was to new at this time.
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Old Joe Kennedy was a bootlegger and a mobster himself. So, Jack and Bobby were sons of a mobster and bootlegger. And Joe Kennedy cut a deal with the Mafia to get is boys elected President and Attorney General, but once in the Kennedy’s didn’t hold up their end. Jack and Bobby were naive and hard to manage. So…This 1960 stolen election turned into a tragedy, twice. False kings have a very difficult time.
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Noboby loves the Kennedy’s. They only think they do. What they love is the image of the Kennedy’s. Professionally branded and marketed. Camelot and all of that. As people they were not nice or honorable in any way.
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Recommend: The Mafia Murders of John and Robert Kennedy by Schiem; 1982;
The Dark Side of Camelot by Hersch, 1998; American Masters, Mort Sahl, the Loyal Opposition, 1988; Patrick Bet-David interview with Michael Franzese.

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New2Columbia2016
Aug 19, 2020

I was deeply disappointed in this movie. Factually, it doesn't hold together, and it took over three hours that could have been better spent on serious reading about what happened that November day in 1963.

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WBLLostSoul
Feb 24, 2020

An incredibly entertaining movie that seamlessly juggles real-life footage with reenacted scenes. The problem is that Oliver Stone throws every conspiracy theory into his movie and it doesn't add up. By the time the movie is over everyone but JFK was involved in his assassination. But from a filmmaking perspective the movie is amazing. It features one of the best casts in movie history and has an incredible musical score from John Williams.

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cmarie20
Nov 29, 2019

I still remember EXACTLY where I was and what I was doing. This movie is well worth the time. Can see why folks tried very hard to discredit it. And still do.

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oktexchic
Sep 26, 2018

Well made movie about the horrible dark world of corruption & desire for power, and unfortunately based on a sad day during my life.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jul 19, 2018

Read Garrison's book: "On The Trail of The Assassins". This movie was taken straight from the book -- and even quotes Garrison directly in more instances than I can count. It is a remarkably thorough recitation of the facts uncovered over years by him and his team. The film is more of a synopsis of the high points and presents just a small portion of the mountain of evidence they unearthed. There are some amazing tidbits that they left out -- information about Perry Russo's credible and consistent testimony; the federal judgeship Garrison was offered to quell the investigation; the 'real" Mr. X; the effort to crush him with unfounded racketeering, bribery and tax evasion charges, all of which he beat in open court. Garrison's real fault was a naivete to believe that he ever had a chance, but that makes him even more of a compelling American practitioner of jurisprudence and lifelong student of the legal process.

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Mooseum
Apr 13, 2018

This is very much a Hollywood production, filled with well-known actors. That being said, it is an indictment of the U.S. Government revealed through it's covert actions during the 1960s. There is a second DVD with plenty of extras, including an additional film, "Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy" by Danny Schechter and Barbara Kopple.

The night before I watched "The Murder of Fred Hampton."

We should not wonder how we got to where we are now.

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candlesticktroughs
Jun 21, 2017

i hope that I am not premature in making this comment....to begin, the acting is magnificent, and should have been rewarded, at the Oscars that year-- 1990. I mean, at least one of these thespians might have been recognized! Kevin Costner, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, the Good Fellas guy-not-liotta-or De Niro (Joe somebody)...this presentation is as accurate as has been made available to us, to this point, bar none. EXECUTIVE ACTION, starring Burt Lancaster, was good for its time, but this dvd goes much further in stating the unstateable truth about what happened to the world's civilization, that day in November, 1963. My hats are off to Mr. Stone, for his courage, and all members of the production, as well. A sterling effort. Harrison Livingstone did not like it.

JCLScottS Mar 27, 2017

While Stone's assertions may be fantastic and sensational, they make for great drama and a gripping thriller. Donald Sutherland's Mr. X is a great character. In fact, the film features many wonderful cameo performances including Kevin Bacon, Walter Matthau, and Brian Doyle Murphy as Jack Ruby. Finally, this film serves as a wonderful memento of post-Cold War Boomer cynicism and of fledgling Gen X's cinematic indoctrination to the wild and wacky world of conspiracy theory.

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Davidf05
Feb 25, 2017

A leftist propaganda film from Oliver Stone. This isn't Kevin Costner's BEST that would go to Dances with Wolves, 1990.

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"I say let justice be done though the heavens fall."

Sunnchilde Jul 07, 2011

"... but what the Warren Report would have us believe is that after firing 3 bolt action shots in 5.6 seconds, Oswald then leaves three cartridges neatly side by side in the firing nest, wipes the rifle clear of fingerprints, stashes the rifle on the other side of the loft, sprints down five flights of stairs, past witnesses Victoria Adams and Sandra Styles who never see him, and then shows up cool and calm on the second floor in front of Patrolman Baker - all this within a maximum 90 seconds of the shooting. Is he out of breath? According to Baker, absolutely not."

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