JFK

JFK

DVD - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [c2008].
Edition: Widescreen, special edition, director's cut.
ISBN: 9781419872778
141987277X
9780790750781
0790750783
9780790784120
0790784122
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUSPENSE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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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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AQUILEA777
Oct 17, 2014

A wonderful film, very effectively cast and edited. Covers much, but hardly all, of the evidence proving a CIA/military conspiracy murdered JKF. Does not, for example, show Kennedy's communications with Khrushchev and Castro to end the Cold War and avoid the nuclear attack which Kennedy's generals were urging him to launch. To fanatical anti-Communist American war-interests, Kennedy was pink and had to be stopped. I was in college then and remember that time very well. Peace was a suspect notion, a concept of Communist dupes and collaborators. "Better dead than Red" expressed the acceptable view. See James W. Douglass, JFK And The Unspeakable, which ties seemingly unrelated bits of evidence together showing the craft of the CIA before and after the murder.

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akirakato
Apr 07, 2014

There was indeed a massive plot and cover-up surrounding JFK's death.
Seventy-three percent of the Americans now believe that there existed a conspiracy in the event of JFK's death.
Oliver Stone's "JFK" galvanized legislation freeing some, but not all, assassination files.
The new law allows Executive Branch records, national security information, X-rays and
antopsy photographs to be withheld.
It is not clear how many still-secret documents remain,
or if they all will ever be nade public.
Included in the bonus DVD is a profoundly interesting, revealing and informative 90-minute documentary
called "Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy" directed and written in 1992 by Danny Schechter.
Viewing the above documentary, I gather that the main culprit was the military–industrial complex President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned the US citizens about in his farewell TV address.
Nicknamed as "The Demon," General Curtis Emerson LeMay must have been involved in that conspiracy.

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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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