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Stephen King’s JFK myth: the system failed but the system worked

In the finale of  “11.22.63′,” saving JFK doesn’t save the world. It heralds the apocalypse. So what’s the ultimate message of the Hulu series?

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Oswald’s voice

“There’s quite a lot of recordings on him,” Webber said. “And each one contains a very different-sounding voice in its own way. So it was finding a middle ground with the different voices, ’cause I think he was always in some way playing a different part… That was part of the process of trying to figure out his voice: Learning the sounds and the shifts that Oswald had and the unusual inflections, then really trying to replicate that and spending hours each day just practicing.

Source: The ‘11.22.63’ star who plays Lee Harvey Oswald reveals what he learned about the JFK shooter -New Bedford, MA

‘The past doesn’t like to be changed’: sumptuous Stephen King adaptation of 11.22.63 

Since Al has cancer, he convinces Jake that he has to go back into the past and finish the work he’s started. He has files and research about all sorts of people implicated in the plot, from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA operatives and Russian émigrés. The problem is, the past doesn’t like to be changed, and when Jake attempts it he is attacked by careening cars, falling chandeliers, and an army of cockroaches bent on his destruction.

Source: 11.22.63 review – sumptuous Stephen King adaptation bodes well for Hulu | Film | The Guardian

Stephen King’s edgy take on November 22

The potency of JFK’s assassination in the American imagination is distilled in this trailer for the Hulu Series based on Stephen King’s time-travel novel

‘11.22.63’ Trailer: James Franco time travels to save JFK

Hulu reveals the first footage teaser trailer of its upcoming time-travel thriller ‘11.22.63,’ starring James Franco and produced by Stephen King and JJ Abrams.

Source: ‘11.22.63’ Trailer: James Franco Time Travels to Save JFK

Gunfire expected in Dealey Plaza

The area around the assassination site will be closed to traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Source: JFK movie will again disrupt Dealey Plaza on Monday.

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JFK miniseries: a Dealey Plaza Triptych

 

 

Politico on JFK files to be made public in 2017.

 

Dealey Plaza closed for JFK miniseries

Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas will be closed this week for the filming of a miniseries about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

When I was in Dallas on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination I watched a contracted work crew scraping off the painted white X marking the exactly spot on Elm Street where President Kennedy shot down. Out out damned spot, cried Lady Macbeth as did the Dallas city fathers. The stain must be excised.

The white X has returned to Dealey Plaza and so has mythmaker Stephen King, according to KDFW.  The inventive and prolific novelist is staging his time travel JFK yarn, November 22, 1963 on the scene of the crime,

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Actor Chris Cooper joins Hulu’s JFK assassination miniseries

“11/22/63,” an original miniseries about the JFK assassination to air on the Hulu video network has added seven actors including Oscar winner Chris Cooper to its cast.

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Will James Franco be able to prevent JFK’s assassination?

James Franco to the rescue

“The Hollywood Reporter says James Franco will star as English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to stop the assignation of President John F. Kennedy. The HULU miniseries, which will run a total of nine hours, is a joint project by [novelist Stephen] King and J.J. Abrams.”

King’s novel, 11/22/63, is based on the comforting but factually questionable notion that JFK was killed by one man alone for no reason. What King didn’t know when he wrote his book was how closely the CIA’s Counterintelligence Staff  monitored Oswald in the four years before the tragedy of Dallas. Mistaking such facts for a conspiracy theory, King didn’t send Jack Epping, his time traveling hero, to Langley.

He might have intercepted Lee Harvey Oswald if he had. Declassified CIA records show clearly that Oswald, the future accused assassin, was well known to a host of senior CIA officers before JFK was gunned down in Dallas on November 22, 1963. (Even Times Magazine’s favorite JFK expert, the unemployed John McAdams, does not deny it.)

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