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this is my real report Olivers Stones JFK builds up an overwhelming head of urgency that all comes rushing out at the end of the film in a tumbling angry almost piteous monologue - the whole obsessive weight of Jim Garrisons conviction that there was a conspiracy to assassinate John F Kennedy With the words come images faces names snatches of dialogue flashbacks to the evidence all marshaled to support his conclusion that the murder of JFK was not the work of one man Well do you know anyone who believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted all by himself in killing Kennedy I dont Ive been reading the books and articles for the last 25 years and Ive not found a single convincing defense of the Warren Commission report which arrived at that reassuring conclusion Its impossible to believe the Warren report because the physical evidence makes its key conclusion impossible One man with one rifle could not physically have caused what happened on Nov 22 1963 in Dallas If one man could not have then there must have been two Therefore there was a conspiracy Oliver Stones new movie JFK has been attacked in the weeks before its release by those who believe Stone has backed the wrong horse in the Kennedy assassination sweepstakes - by those who believe the hero of this film former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison was a loose cannon who attracted crackpot conspiracy theories the way a dog draws fleas The important point to make about JFK is that Stone does not subscribe to all of Garrisons theories and indeed rewrites history to supply his Garrison character with material he could not have possessed at the time of these events He uses Garrison as the symbolic center of his film because Garrison in all the United States in all the years since
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