In 1960, the group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy—Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis—and, following the president’s assassination, the poetic short Faces of November.
Bill Kelly points out that Hunter S. Thompson coined his immortal phrase “fear and loathing” on the day of JFK’s assassination. In three words, the gonzo journalist had captured a mood that would never go away.
Because of my fascination over the years with the killing, I’ve been able to directly interview some of the performers and directors of the various John F. Kennedy assassination films….. here is a pastiche of the interviewees and their viewpoints.
Source: Death of a President: Voices from the JFK Filmography – Film Autonomy by Patrick McDonald.
With Natalie Portman already signed on to play the former First Lady and the recent news that Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play Robert Kennedy, Jackie is stacking up to be a movie that will go down in history as one of the best.
The Republican presidential candidates debating on October 28 will, if elected, face a question of secrecy.
The CIA retains 1,100 documents related to the assassination that are supposed to be made public in October 2017. The CIA is likely to ask for continued secrecy.
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“I’m an investigative reporter but I’ve always loved plays,” says Hillel Levin. The result is “Assassination Theater,” Levin’s investigative drama about the murder of President John F. Kennedy, now playing at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
Focusing on Chicago FBI agent Zach Shelton, the four-man drama develops a “Mafia did it” interpretation of JFK’s assassination, along with excursions into the medical evidence and the life of Jack Ruby.
It is unusual territory for a stage drama.
Peter Dale Scott’s conceptualization of the assassination of President Kennedy offers a bracing challenge to contemporary American historiography, political science, and national security studies.
“Since the aftermath of World War II, the deep state’s power has grown unchecked, and nowhere has it been more apparent than at sun-dappled Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963,” the publishers of his new book write.
Certainly Kennedy’s violent death and the failure to hold senior CIA officials responsible for the intelligence failure it represented marked a decisive moment in the consolidation of secretive power centers in the American state.
One problem with the Warren Commission’s report surfaced in the October 14 issue of Vanity Fair: First Lady Jackie Kennedy didn’t believe the single bullet theory on which the Commission’s findings depend.