Give us this day Our Daily Trailer. It's John F. Kennedy's birthday today, so let's take a look at Oliver Stone's conspiracy film.
Give us this day Our Daily Trailer. It's John Fitzgerald Kennedy's birthday today, so let's take a look at Oliver Stone's conspiracy film JFK. The trailer is incredibly intense and titillating and makes me want to rewatch the film right now, despite its issues of bombast and occasional incoherency.
But what a cast! Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Edward Asner, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, Joe Pesci, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon AND Walter Mathau, Vincent D'onofrio, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker and John Candy all star, among others. The real Jim Garrison, the investigator into JFK's assassination played by Costner, even has a small role in the film, playing Supreme Court justice Earl Warren, chairman of the Warren Commission, whom he does somewhat resemble.
And let's talk about Joe Pesci's wig. Alleged conspirator David Ferrie suffered from alopecia and made his own wigs and fake eyebrows, but no pictures I've seen of the man ever make him look quite as ridiculous as Pesci looks here.
What's rather amazing about JFK is that its popularity led to George H.W. Bush's passing the JFK Act, or The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act,, in which long dormant witnesses were interviewed, classified documents were made public and the government purchased the Zapruder film, the private home movie shot by Abraham Zapruder that captures the JFK assassination. JFK was released in December 1991 and the law was passed in October 1992, just ten months later. Nothing came of it, naturally, and there are still 50,000 pages of information related to the assassination that haven't been released, but hey. It's something.