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Response 3 Delillo and Stone certainly view history in separate entities Delillo believes we have lost our since of history and Stone questions the manipulation in our society in relation to the assasination of JFK Dellilos work of fiction concerning the JFK uses dialogue both external and internal to show us what happened and to show us the motivation of his characters He shows us everything There are MANY things about the JFK assassination that argue against the idea of a wide-ranging conspiracy Oswalds and Rubys Opportunities to commit their respective crimes Most conspiracy buffs either disregard that or embroider the truth about that Not author Dom DeLillo he boldly acknowledges these random elements and cleverly incorporates them into his plot DeLillos treatment of all characters is more understated and hence more realistic than Stones Delillo creates conspirators that are not heartless all-powerful manipulators in service of the forces of darkness but ordinary people with limited authority and human foibles who cross their fingers and hope for luck as does everyone who has ever punched a time clock Stones film version of JFK is more of a paranoid version Is your heart the seat of truth Oliver Stone seems to be expressing two contradictory views truth is prismatic and people construct their own realities out of media artifacts yet as far as the movie is concerned there is one story being told and in two hours you get it or you dont I felt an argument on screen expressing we should feel the truth Stone used persuasive visual portrayal of events for the balanced view of history you would construct by constructing perspectives and looking at the evidence Stone would have us believe that images are closer to truth than words but in reality they have a lot in common
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