“No one has said ‘he must die’. There’s been no vote, nothing on paper, it’s as old as the crucifixion. A military firing squad; five bullets, one blank, no one’s guilty.” – X
Number of Times Seen – Between 5-10 times (Theater, DVD, 14 Aug 2013)
Brief Synopsis – The DA of New Orleans, Jim Garrison, tries to find out who assassinated JFK on that fateful day in Dallas in 1963
My Take on it – I really really enjoyed this movie.
I have always been a conspiracy theory nut and always believed (still do) that there is no way that Oswald acted alone. Having said that, this movie takes the story of the assassination to a new level and tries to piece together so many facts that if you don’t pay attention throughout most of the 3 1/2 hours of this movie, you can easily get lost and never find your way back.
I don’t know how close to the truth this movie is, but how many of us watch movies to find 100% of the facts?
This movie was nominated for 8 Oscars (including Best Picture and Director), but only manage to win Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography.
The cast of famous actors here is enormous and I wont even try to list them all, but this movie is one of the main reasons that they created the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Kevin Costner leads the cast as Garrison. Other actors in the cast are Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci, Donald Sutherland and Bacon himself.
It takes patience and vigilance to watch this, but it’s done very well.
Who knows if we will ever find out what really happened in Dallas on that day 50 years ago.
Bottom Line – Great movie, even though it takes many liberties. Highly recommended
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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