Hollywood’s cinema of assssination, as inspired by the death of JFK, takes two different forms: conspiratorial and sociopathic. Both will be on display at a multiplex near you later this year if and when Tom Hanks’s “Parkland” and Leonardo di Caprio’s “Legacy of Secrecy” open. Hanks’s hospital drama will depict JFK as the victim of a lone sociopath while DiCaprio’s mob flick will likely finger Carlos Marcello and other organized crime bosses.
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From Deb Galentine, a video interview with one of the doctors who saw JFK’s body shortly after the shooting.
One perennial question people have about the JFK story is, Who do you believe? One credible witness is a man named Bill Newman. He was there, about 15 feet from JFK, when the gunfire rang out. His testimony is important. Read more
Sven Christensen, who held a series of high-ranking jobs at the Pentagon in the 1960s, told his family and his 12-year-old son on November 22, 1963, that President Kennedy had been killed by a military coup. Read more
Robert Harris offers a closely reasoned answer to that question, complete with a cool GIF of the Zapruder film to buttress his argument.
It is true that former president George H.W. Bush was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. It is true that Bush became director of the CIA in 1976. And it is true that, as vice president in the 1980s, Bush was up to his eyebrows in the nexus of criminal activities known as the Iran-contra scandal.
But,rest assured, G H.W. Bush did not supervise gunmen in Dealey Plaza as
As JFK Facts reported, one of the earliest and most popular JFK websites, the JFK Education Forum, is scheduled to go out of existence.
A glimpse of another time in America. This is a tour of the University of Texas campus as conducted in 1943 by Future First Lady of the United States, otherwise known as Lady Bird Johnson.
The retired CIA director appears on the defensive in this unusually tough interview with CBS News correspondent Richard Bernstein, around 1992 (H/T Mike Swanson).
Richard Helms, who died in 2002, had a few JFK secrets to keep and he kept them in this interview.
Historian Douglas Brinkley talks about the significance of the Air Force One tapes from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Now its time to let the film’s director, former journalist Peter Landesman, give his side of the story. He spoke with the Hollywood Reporter on Friday.
Q. The assassination story has been revisited many times, from many different perspectives. What inspired you to make this movie?
I wish I was in northeastern Alabama today because JFK author James Douglass is speaking at the public library in Gadsen. If I was there I would go for sure. Douglass’s 2008 book, “JFK and the Unspeakable,” is one of the most thoughtful books about JFK’s assassination.
The U.K.’s Daily Mail is touting “newly uncovered video” of President Kennedy on the last night of his life, but this footage actually surfaced two years ago.
JFK was speaking to the United Latin American Citizens, a Hispanic civil rights group, at an event in Houston, Texas.
In this video Josiah (“Tink”) Thompson, author of “Six Seconds in Dallas,” who went on to a long career as private investigator, explains how a sound recording from Dealey Plaza matches up with the Zapruder film.
Thompson does not address serious questions that have arisen about the validity of the acoustical evidence. We will explain and explore these questions in future posts.