JFK

JFK

DVD - 2008
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The story of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison whose investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an obsession.

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MontMoroc
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.

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.

real_thing Jan 07, 2016

TIME TO REMEMBER!!

real_thing Jan 07, 2016

TIME TO REMEBER

LRS1969 Nov 13, 2015

While I don't agree with the full premise, the movie - and the fact that it involves some type of conspiratorial action and cover up - is excellent.

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rswcove
Nov 03, 2015

This movie stunned me as a young man. Oliver Stone's admitted fictionalized elements weakened the impact as I learned of them, and my opinion of this film has waned over the years as a result. That said, the film remains and impressive piece of film. Walter Matthau and John Candy have great small roles, as does Donald Sutherland. Watch the movie, just don't assume that Oliver has fact checked everything. This is drama, not documentary.

BookReviewer2015 Feb 17, 2015

One of the best docudramas ever made!

"let justice be done before the heavens fall!"

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Sunnchilde Aug 26, 2011

"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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