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A Review Of Oliver Stones JFK When Oliver Stone created JFK in 1991 he produced a historical drama that works as a mystery and a thriller Not only did he create a movie that crossed multiple genres he did well How does a movie that runs over three hours long find success It realizes that the world is filled with conspiracy junkies and tapes into what may be at least in Stones opinion one of the largest conspiracies in the history of mankind Whether Stones opinion is the true history of what occurred or not his power of his chosen medium is strong enough to sway me JFK is a film that blurs the reality of history with fictional dramatizations creating an image of what might have been Following the texts written by real life district attorney Jim Garrison Oliver Stone weaves a tale linking all levels of government to the murder of John F Kennedy The movies plot revolves around Garrisons Kevin Costner attempt to charge Claw Shaw Tommy Lee Jones with the murder of the president With Joe Pesci Walter Matthau Kevin Bacon Sissy Spacek Gary Oldmen Jack Lemmon and many other well known successful actors Oliver Stones has created an ensemble cast that pushes the movie to greatness It is the actors who due to their skill in their profession who blur reality from fiction Their performances are so good we forget that we are watching actors that we have seen as someone else We believe that they may be the person who saw the bullet fly out of the bushes or saw two men running away There are for components that make this extremely long film 3 Hrs not only viewable but also unforgettable One the acting is superb If more detail is needed refer to previous paragraph Two the editing is fluent and effective Stone creates his own perception of the events by cutting in between his
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