“There are only two occasions when the canon of the military district of Washington fire a 50 gun salute to the nation; Each 4th of July to celebrate the country’s birth and after the death of a President of the United States” – Narrator
Number of Times Seen – 2 (23 Dec 2004 and 28 May 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary that chronicles four very tense days in November 1964 surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
My Take on it – I am personally a HUGE fan of conspiracy theory films, novels and TV shows and happen to know quite a lot about the events surrounding the Kennedy Assassination.
This film does a wonderful job presented the events as they seemed to have been from the perspective of less than a year after the events occurred.
They don’t delve into any of the many theories about the events and try to keep things in a matter of fact way presenting us with the events of those days based solely on the knowledge at the time.
The use of news footage and other recent archival information available at the time definitely helps show these events as if Oswald has truly acted alone.
We will probably never truly know what happened on that day in Dallas, but this film does an amazing job giving us the chronological events as they happened without going into analysis.
I personally, still believe that there was no lone gunman and that there really was a conspiracy that helps move the events forward here yet still believe that for it’s time and for it’s motivation, this film is done exceptionally well.
Bottom Line – Excellent film that despite only being made merely months after the events is able to give us a clear picture of what happened. It doesn’t give us any of the conspiracy theories of the events yet it is able to show us the events as the seem to have been based on the knowledge people had at the time. I loved the way that it is all told matter of factly instead of trying to show things as they might have been. I might now 100% believe that things happened this way, but it is presented exceptionally well. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Abraham Zapruder, who took the famous 8mm motion picture of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, is very briefly seen in archive footage describing what he saw to WFAA-TV reporter Jay Watson. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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