History Film / JFK

17th Feb '16 11:06:50 AM JamesAustin
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''Film/{{JFK}}'' is a 1991 film directed and co-written by Creator/OliverStone about the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and its aftermath, based around the investigation by UsefulNotes/NewOrleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Creator/KevinCostner). After reading the Warren Report and finding it unsatisfactory, Garrison decides to launch an investigation on his own. After reviewing witness reports and interviewing some people on his own, Garrison becomes convinced Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy, and that all of the suspicious events seem to be circling a Texas businessman named Clay Shaw (TommyLeeJones), who goes by the alias Clay Bertrand. Shaw has connections to Lee Harvey Oswald (GaryOldman), the CIA, the FBI, and others.

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''Film/{{JFK}}'' ''JFK'' is a 1991 film directed and co-written by Creator/OliverStone about the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and its aftermath, based around the investigation by UsefulNotes/NewOrleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Creator/KevinCostner). After reading the Warren Report and finding it unsatisfactory, Garrison decides to launch an investigation on his own. After reviewing witness reports and interviewing some people on his own, Garrison becomes convinced Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy, and that all of the suspicious events seem to be circling a Texas businessman named Clay Shaw (TommyLeeJones), who goes by the alias Clay Bertrand. Shaw has connections to Lee Harvey Oswald (GaryOldman), the CIA, the FBI, and others.



Not to be confused with ''KillingKennedy'', the docudrama about JFK and Oswald which has Oswald as the lone gunman.

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Not to be confused with ''KillingKennedy'', ''Killing Kennedy'', the docudrama about JFK and Oswald which has Oswald as the lone gunman.



* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Ferrie uses this exact Churchill quote when trying to convince Garrison to drop his investigation in a [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia fueled]] rant.

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* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Ferrie uses this exact Churchill quote when trying to convince Garrison to drop his investigation in a [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia fueled]] a{{paranoia fuel}}ed rant.
23rd Jan '16 11:07:03 AM fgenzo159
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** "Like [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Ceasar]], he is surrounded by enemies "

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** "Like [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Ceasar]], Caesar]], he is surrounded by enemies "
11th Jan '16 9:35:29 PM garfield2710
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* DanBrowned: Holy crap, this is most definitely the case. This film presents outrageous assumptions as absolute proof that JFK's assassination was a giant conspiracy theory. Some of the worst instances of this involve the epileptic being taken to the hospital but never being admitted, vanishing (absolutely false, he was a man named Jerry Belknap), the smoke on the grassy knoll (the rifles did not produce smoke like that, something Stone learned during filming and had to resort to smoke machines to get the desired effect) and the throughly debunked "magic bullet" theory (it relies on JFK and Gov. Connally sitting differently then where they were actually sitting), just to name a few. The trial was in reality a complete farce, and was far more outrageous than the film presents it as, and the jury, after hearing everything, only took half an hour to acquit Shaw, on regards that Garrison had absolutely no evidence.
8th Oct '15 9:36:56 PM maxwellsilver
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* CastingGag: The real Jim Garrison plays Chief Justice Earl Warren (a.k.a. the man who created the Warren Report officially referring to Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone shooter).



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/HarrisonFord and Creator/MelGibson were Stone's first choices for the role of Jim Garrison.
26th Jun '15 3:26:13 PM schoolmann
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* RashomonStyle: The film is told largely in flashback by unreliable narrators recounting various versions of events leading up to the Kennedy assassination. The role of Lee Harvey Oswald, in particular, is portrayed variously as lone assassin, innocent patsy, and part of a conspiracy, depending on the point of view of the person narrating that version of events.
14th Jun '15 5:05:21 PM nombretomado
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''Film/{{JFK}}'' is a 1991 film directed and co-written by Creator/OliverStone about the assassination of JohnFKennedy and its aftermath, based around the investigation by UsefulNotes/NewOrleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Creator/KevinCostner). After reading the Warren Report and finding it unsatisfactory, Garrison decides to launch an investigation on his own. After reviewing witness reports and interviewing some people on his own, Garrison becomes convinced Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy, and that all of the suspicious events seem to be circling a Texas businessman named Clay Shaw (TommyLeeJones), who goes by the alias Clay Bertrand. Shaw has connections to Lee Harvey Oswald (GaryOldman), the CIA, the FBI, and others.

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''Film/{{JFK}}'' is a 1991 film directed and co-written by Creator/OliverStone about the assassination of JohnFKennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and its aftermath, based around the investigation by UsefulNotes/NewOrleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Creator/KevinCostner). After reading the Warren Report and finding it unsatisfactory, Garrison decides to launch an investigation on his own. After reviewing witness reports and interviewing some people on his own, Garrison becomes convinced Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy, and that all of the suspicious events seem to be circling a Texas businessman named Clay Shaw (TommyLeeJones), who goes by the alias Clay Bertrand. Shaw has connections to Lee Harvey Oswald (GaryOldman), the CIA, the FBI, and others.
20th May '15 4:04:00 PM nombretomado
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The movie was a major critical and box office success, winning two {{Academy Award}}s (for editing and cinematography), and was nominated for six more, losing Best Picture to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.

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The movie was a major critical and box office success, winning two {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (for editing and cinematography), and was nominated for six more, losing Best Picture to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
5th May '15 10:38:15 AM RushLimborg
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Not to be confused with ''Film/KillingKennedy'', the docudrama about JFK and Oswald which has Oswald as the lone gunman.

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Not to be confused with ''Film/KillingKennedy'', ''KillingKennedy'', the docudrama about JFK and Oswald which has Oswald as the lone gunman.
5th May '15 10:37:47 AM RushLimborg
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Not to be confused with ''Film/KillingKennedy'', the docudrama about JFK and Oswald which has Oswald as the lone gunman.
19th Apr '15 7:32:06 PM nombretomado
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After his case gains publicity, Garrison is invited to UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC for a confidential meeting. The man (Creator/DonaldSutherland), who goes only by the name "X", says that Garrison is closer to the truth than he thinks, and gives him background information regarding his suspicions that JFK was killed by a conspiracy involving the CIA, the military, and business interests (the "Military-Industrial Complex") in order to, among other things, stop him from bringing TheVietnamWar and the ColdWar to an end.

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After his case gains publicity, Garrison is invited to UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC for a confidential meeting. The man (Creator/DonaldSutherland), who goes only by the name "X", says that Garrison is closer to the truth than he thinks, and gives him background information regarding his suspicions that JFK was killed by a conspiracy involving the CIA, the military, and business interests (the "Military-Industrial Complex") in order to, among other things, stop him from bringing TheVietnamWar and the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar to an end.



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