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JFK (Special Edition Director's Cut) - Oliver Stone Collection

Director Oliver Stone threw out the kitchen sink in this movie, meaning that he approached it from every possible conspiracy angle, which the critics panned. But this was deliberate said Stone. On November 22, 1963, the president of the United States was brutally assassinated while sitting next to his wife in the presidential motorcade in Dallas Texas. The Warren commission, which unbelievably included ex-CIA Director Alan Dulles, who had been fired by Kennedy sat on the Warren commission. The Warren commission asked the FBI to investigate. But anybody who has read the Warren commission report can easily see that there was no real investigation. It was simply decided that Lee Harvey Oswald would take the blame for the assassination as the lone gunman. This movie is full of facts that will chill your blood. Everything is wrong about the Warren commission’s conclusions about the assassination, and Oliver Stone points this out with a sledgehammer. No matter what you believe, this movie is worth watching. It’s a snapshot into how our government operated in 1963. And it’s not pretty. Lee Harvey Oswald claimed that he had nothing to do with the assassination, but never made it out of the Dallas city jail and was himself assassinated by Jack Ruby, a known mobster in Dallas. To this day, Lee Harvey Oswald’s tax records are classified on the grounds of national security. So are the couple that he lived with, before Lee Harvey took the job at the book depository. Their tax records are classified to this day as well. Now I’m certainly not trying to convince anyone of anything. Do your own investigation of the many documents that have been released and arrive at your own conclusions. But I highly recommend this movie for anybody who cares or is interested in a highly suspicious event that occurred that fateful day in Dallas. Check it out!

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JFK (Special Edition Director’s Cut) – Oliver Stone Collection Review

 

Well, where to start with this whopper of a film? I like how Roger Ebert summed it, "the achievement of the film is not that it answers the mystery of the Kennedy assassination, because it does not, or even that it vindicates Garrison, who is seen here as a man often whistling in the dark. Its achievement is that it tries to marshal the anger which ever since 1963 has been gnawing away on some dark shelf of the national psyche. "Personally, I think of many of the film’s theories as crackpot journalism, an alternative history to real events. In fact, the movie briefly, and insanely, alleges Lyndon Johnson had a hand in the Kennedy assassination, or at least was a proponent of the idea in theory. However, this does not necessarily mean we should condemn this seeking of higher truth the film aspires to. In fact, that I admire about JFK. Hell, I don’t agree with everything Howard Zinn used to say as a historian, but I found his voice to be healthy and essential to the debate in this country. How could any of this possibly hurt us, this alternative and speculative way of thinking?As Ebert also says in his review, the film is full of urgency and anger. And he’s right: it feels like Stone is ferociously throwing everything he ever wanted to say or do at the screen and its viewers, and seeing what sticks. Technically speaking, it’s a marvel to watch. The editing–by Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia– compiles documentary footage, 8mm and 35 mm dramatizations and re-enactments of real events to head-swirling effect. It’s something to see for that aspect alone. It must’ve been a monster to compile and edit all this film together. Addendum 3/1/15:However, the film assertsI think accuratelythat Americas intelligence agencies, with their undisclosed budgets and lack of congressional oversight since the 1950s, have wrought havoc, instability and mayhem throughout the world to ensure its own military, economic and political power worldwide. If you dont believe this to be true, I suggest you look at Legacy of Ashes: A History of The CIA, by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner. The creation of the C.I.A., N.S. A, and the F.B.I. has had both successful and disastrous consequences for the United States. JFK is the best example, no matter how paranoid and preposterous the film becomes, of Americas employ of a kinder, gentler, and invisible, machine gun hand to secure its own empire, initiated by officials in the dimly lit back rooms of our political establishments. In other words, it describes what Eisenhower called, a Military Industrial Complexa term broadly used to represent a network or collusion between U.S. Congress, The Pentagon, weapons corporations and defense contractors. A relationship that critics claim, arguably, keeps the United States in a perpetual state of war, aggression and fear, which it also benefits and profits from it. In fact the film begins with Eisenhowers quote in his farewell address in 1961: we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. Contrast that against the films other opening words from a speech by John F. Kennedy in 1963 and I think you will understand its’ intention and grand ambition: "What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax-Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, and the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their childrennot merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time but peace in all time. " -Read Reviews-

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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