Not a John F Kennedy biopic, but a film of New Orleans' attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the President's assassination, JFK is that rarest of things, a modern Hollywood drama which credits the audience with serious intelligence and ultimately proves itself a great film. Oliver Stone's film has the archetypal story, visual scale and substance to match; not just a gripping real-life conspiracy thriller, but a fable for the fall of the American dream (a theme further explored by the director in Nixon and Any Given Sunday). JFK doesn't reveal exactly what happened in Dallas on 22 November 1963--those who knew generally took their secrets to the grave--but marshals a vast wealth of facts and plausible theories, trusting the audience to draw its own conclusions. Following less than a year after Dances With Wolves (1990), these two epics mark the high point of Kevin Costner's career and the vast supporting cast here, including Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland, is superb. Quite simply the best American political film ever made. --Gary S Dalkinfrom£4.75 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play JFK Oliver Stone&39;s powerful film about the shots heard round the world and the mystery that still surrounds them is one of the most provocative movies of our time In addition to its box office success critical acclaim and awards it played a major role in the national debate that led to the passage of the 1992 Assassination Materials Disclosure Act Actors Sally Kirkland Anthony Ramirez Ray LePere Steve Reed Jodie Farber Columbia Dubose Randy Means Kevin Costner Jay O Sanders EJ Morris Cheryl Penland Jim Gough Perry R Russo Mike Longman & Edward Asner Director Oliver Stone Certificate 15 years and over Screen 43 Letterbox 2351 Languages English Duration 3 hours (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Oliver Stone's detailed examination of possible answers to unsolved mysteries surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Kevin Costner plays New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who remained unconvinced by the Warren Commission Report and launched his own investigation. This film was released on a wave of controversy and led to calls for Congress to re-open government records from the 1977 House Select Committee on the assassination. Stone weaves actual archive footage with historical reconstruction and conjecture to present his argument that Kennedy was killed by the CIA due to his desire to withdraw troops from Vietnam. The film gained several Oscar nominations and Stone won a Golden Globe award for Best Director.
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