The assassination of President Kennedy was, among other things, a seminal event in the history of mediated imagery.
From the moment Abraham Zapruder captured the gunfire that killed the president to Olvier Stone’s 1991 hit “JFK”, to the present when Hollywood still seek to explore, exploit, and explain November 22, 1963, projected film has been a key–perhaps the key–to the way we visualize and understand JFK’s death.
Over the past year, JFK Facts has highlighted “The cinema of assassination inspired by JFK” (May 2, 2013).
We’ve listed “14 conspiracy movies inspired by Dallas” (Nov. 18 2013) ranging from 1966 art-house triller “Blow-Up” to “The Parallax View” (preview below) to Angelina Jolie’s star turn as “Salt,” all of which show just how deeply engrained fears of secret power has become engrained in the American imagination.
We covered the most highly-touted JFK film of the year, Peter Landesmann’s “Parkland.” We reprinted an interview in which Landesman talked about why he made the film. We considered the movie’s political message in “Tom Hanks and the modified limited hangout of ‘Parkland.’
We asked the impertinent question, “Can Zac Efron save the Warren Commission?” and concluded the answer, alas, was “No.” We turned to British writer to explain why the movie proved a bust, both critically and commercially in “Autopsy of ‘Parkland,” the JFK movie that was DOA” (Dec. 9, 2013).
We denounced the bogus JFK theory hyped by a Reelz Channel documentary.