History Film / JFK

24th Nov '17 8:04:35 AM jamespolk
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** Unintentional example: one scene features Garrison and one of his staff in the Depository with a gun identical to Oswald's. The staffer quotes the supposed time stated by the Warren Report for Oswald's shots, 5.6 seconds,[[note]]The report actually gives Oswald closer to eight seconds.[[/note]] and then goes through the motions of firing three shots while Garrison times him. Garrison then announces his time as "Six, seven seconds." As numerous people who've timed the scene have reported, Garrison's staffer actually ''makes the shots in 5.6 seconds''.

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** Unintentional example: one scene features Garrison and one of his staff in the Depository with a gun identical to Oswald's. The staffer quotes the supposed time stated by the Warren Report for Oswald's shots, 5.6 seconds,[[note]]The report actually gives Oswald closer to eight seconds.[[/note]] and then goes through the motions of firing three shots while Garrison times him. Garrison then announces his time as "Six, seven seconds." As numerous people who've timed the scene have reported, Garrison's staffer actually ''makes the shots in 5.6 seconds''.[[note]]It took 2.3 seconds to work the bolt action for Oswald's rifle, so assuming he had the first round chambered in advance, he actually only needed 4.6 seconds.[[/note]]
17th Oct '17 3:10:05 PM Fireblood
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** Jack Lemmon's character, Jack Martin, is portrayed as twitchy and evasive but basically honest. In real life, he had, prior to the events of the movie, worked as an abortion provider, and ''bragged about beating a murder rap'' when one of his unfortunate "patients" died.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Clay Shaw was, in real life, a RenaissanceMan whose achievements in architecture and theater are nigh-legendary, and who openly supported and backed John F. Kennedy. This film's Clay Shaw is a DepravedHomosexual lunatic. Shaw was admired as a philanthropist and patron of the arts (he was friends with Creator/TennesseeWilliams).

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** Jack Lemmon's character, Jack Martin, is portrayed as twitchy and evasive but basically honest. In real life, he had, prior to the events of the movie, worked as an abortion provider, and ''bragged about beating a murder rap'' when one of his unfortunate "patients" died.
died. His claims were also ''much'' less credible.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Clay Shaw was, in real life, a RenaissanceMan whose achievements in architecture and theater are nigh-legendary, and who openly supported and backed John F. Kennedy. This film's Clay Shaw is a DepravedHomosexual lunatic. Shaw was admired as a philanthropist and patron of the arts (he was friends with Creator/TennesseeWilliams). Also there's no firm evidence he'd ever even ''met'' David Ferrie or Lee Harvey Oswald.



** Unintentional example: One scene features Garrison and one of his staff in the Depository with a gun identical to Oswald's. The staffer quotes the supposed time stated by the Warren Report for Oswald's shots, 5.6 seconds,[[note]]The report actually gives Oswald closer to eight seconds.[[/note]] and then goes through the motions of firing three shots while Garrison times him. Garrison then announces his time as "Six, seven seconds." As numerous people who've timed the scene have reported, Garrison's staffer actually ''makes the shots in 5.6 seconds''.

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** Unintentional example: One one scene features Garrison and one of his staff in the Depository with a gun identical to Oswald's. The staffer quotes the supposed time stated by the Warren Report for Oswald's shots, 5.6 seconds,[[note]]The report actually gives Oswald closer to eight seconds.[[/note]] and then goes through the motions of firing three shots while Garrison times him. Garrison then announces his time as "Six, seven seconds." As numerous people who've timed the scene have reported, Garrison's staffer actually ''makes the shots in 5.6 seconds''.
17th Oct '17 2:53:24 PM Fireblood
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* GayConservative: Willie O'Keefe, who's in jail for illegal homosexual acts, hated JFK for being soft on Communism and for helping civil rights.

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* GayConservative: Willie O'Keefe, who's in jail for illegal homosexual acts, gay prostitution, hated JFK for being soft on Communism and for helping civil rights.
23rd Jul '17 8:51:56 PM Temmere
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** Jack Lemmon's character, Jack Martin, is portrayed as twitchy and evasive but basically honest. In real life, he had, prior to the events of the movie, worked as an abortion provider, and ''bragged about beating a murder rap'' when one of his unfortunate "patients" died.
13th Jun '17 12:05:14 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* GayConservative: Willie O'Keefe, who's in jail for illegal homosexual acts, hated JFK for being soft on Communism and for helping civil rights.
* GilliganCut: We get to see Dean Andrews talking to Clay Bertrand immediately after he tells Garrison he never met him.
27th May '17 12:02:43 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 UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar to an end.



* TheVietnamWar
29th Jan '17 7:35:24 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: One clip of an interview with Oswald about three months before the events in Dallas[[note]]He was arrested in New Orleans for a brawl with a gang of anti-[[UsefulNotes/FidelCastro Castro]] Cuban militants and somehow got into a television debate as a result.[[/note]] has him stating about his political beliefs: "I am not a Communist. I am a Marxist-Leninist."[[note]]There is a clear difference between the two, but in 1963, most people would think it's semantics.[[/note]]



* NoExceptYes: One clip of an interview with Oswald about three months before the events in Dallas[[note]]He was arrested in New Orleans for a brawl with a gang of anti-[[UsefulNotes/FidelCastro Castro]] Cuban militants and somehow got into a television debate as a result.[[/note]] has him stating about his political beliefs: "I am not a Communist. I am a Marxist-Leninist."[[note]]There is a clear difference between the two, but in 1963, most people would think it's semantics.[[/note]]
17th Jan '17 4:56:31 PM nombretomado
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''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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''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), (Creator/TommyLeeJones), who goes by the alias Clay Bertrand. Shaw has connections to Lee Harvey Oswald (GaryOldman), (Creator/GaryOldman), the CIA, the FBI, and others.
28th Dec '16 3:42:11 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** As mentioned above, Lyndon Johnson gets this big time.
22nd Nov '16 6:37:34 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Ferrie uses this exact Churchill quote when trying to convince Garrison to drop his investigation in a {{paranoia fuel}}ed rant.


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* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: David Ferrie refers to the Kennedy Assassination as "a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma" when trying to convince Jim Garrison to drop his investigation during a paranoia-fueled rant.
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