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Best JFK Documentary
#21
Has anyone seen, "A Coup in Camelot".

And didn't Shane O'Sullivan make a movie about Oswald a couple of years ago?

Evidence of Revision is good, but its simply on the scene film clips that have rarely been seen before.

IMO, there has not been a JFK documentary based on the latest evidence of the ARRB.
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#22
I recommended the 50 REASONS web series to my neighbour today after he brought the subject up with the opener, "Didn't they discover that the secret service guy had accidentally shot JFK?". I'm also proud of the fact that I didn't vomit in front of him, although it took some willpower.
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#23
http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2013/01/...-revision/
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#24
Jim DiEugenio Wrote:http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2013/01/...-revision/

Jim, may I ask if you have any comment on this paragraph from that link you posted? Thanks

From the article:
ne of the most poignant scenes in Evidence of Revisionoriginates with Madeleine Brown, LBJ's long-time mistress. According to Brown, Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and billionaire H.L. Hunt met at Clint Murchison's house the night before Kennedy was killed. Murchison deplored the president, and was arguably the most powerful man in Texas at the time, meaning he probably wielded a great deal of influence over Johnson. The following morning, only hours prior to the shooting, the vice president bragged to his lover, "After today, the Kennedys will never embarrass me again." Later, LBJ confessed to Brown that Texas oil men and the CIA had killed Kennedy.
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#25
Anthony Thorne Wrote:I recommended the 50 REASONS web series to my neighbour today after he brought the subject up with the opener, "Didn't they discover that the secret service guy had accidentally shot JFK?". I'm also proud of the fact that I didn't vomit in front of him, although it took some willpower.



I had a friend of a friend confide in me that "The driver turned around and shot JFK". I gave him a quick tutorial about disinformation designed to make real conspiracy claims look like crazy talk. The conspiracy gains by people not reading the best assassination literature.



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#26
Jim DiEugenio Wrote:Has anyone seen, "A Coup in Camelot".

And didn't Shane O'Sullivan make a movie about Oswald a couple of years ago?

Evidence of Revision is good, but its simply on the scene film clips that have rarely been seen before.

IMO, there has not been a JFK documentary based on the latest evidence of the ARRB.

O'Sullivan's movie is Killing Oswald. Here's a review I wrote on Amazon for it:

This is a very strong, though not perfect, two-hour documentary. It collects just about every bit of film footage we have of Oswald (except for some color film of him on a New Orleans street which surfaced in the last few years), and excerpts from the New Orleans radio interview. It demonstrates what an intelligent and articulate young man Oswald was, going against the official stereotype of him as an uneducated nobody.

There is a bit too much reliance on David Kaiser, who believes that Oswald killed JFK and that the "backyard photos" are genuine. Russell discusses the Richard Case Nagell story and Newman talks about Mexico City. Veciana tells about seeing Oswald meeting with an agent he knew as Maurice Bishop in Dallas. A caption reveals that Veciana recently revealed that "Bishop" was CIA officer David Atlee Phillips. Also included is a brief color clip of Phillips at Win Scott's wedding in December 1962.

The Sylvia Odio and Mexico City incidents are examined from different angles.

There is an old interview (looks like late 1960s) with Loran Hall that I'd never seen before where he talks about being briefly jailed in Dallas before the assassination. I was amazed that he doesn't have the slightest trace of a Cuban accent. He sounds like he's from California. An excerpt from a phone interview from the late 70s is misused by Kaiser to link Hall and Santos Trafficante to the assassination. However, during his testimony to the HSCA in 1977, Hall makes it clear that he is referring to the Bayo-Pawley raid rather than the killing of Kennedy.

There is vintage footage of an Allen Dulles interview in 1965, and a 1968 George de Mohrenschildt interview. He is asked whether Oswald was a friend or an enemy of President Kennedy. De Mohrenschildt replies, "He definitely was not an enemy. He was an admirer of President Kennedy. From his point of view, he was an excellent President and his ideas corresponded very well with President Kennedy's ideas and vice versa." At one point he refers to him as "Harvey Lee Oswald," as so many people did (government documents before the assassination, Clay Shaw, even Robert Kennedy). De Mohrenschildt laughs at the government's idea that a lunatic killed a lunatic who killed the President, and now another lunatic (Jim Garrison) is reopening the investigation are there really so many lunatics in America?

There is also 1964 film footage of a Ruth Paine interview. As with all her interviews, they reveal (like Oswald) a serious, disciplined, intelligent person who stays on message. I'd never seen the film of Gen. Walker being interviewed right after the "assassination attempt," and he appears to be almost smirking as he describes it.

There are many samples of Oswald's writings, his evolving political views, his rejection of capitalism, communism and socialism, and his attempts to find another social-democratic alternative. He talks about the possibility of a military coup overthrowing the US government, possibly being organized by the Marines. Oswald also talked about how much Russia and the US needed to work out their differences "because our two countries have too much to offer each other than to be tearing at each other's throats in an endless Cold War."

Since this is a documentary about Oswald, there is a bit too much footage of Jack (and Jackie in Spanish) talking hawkishly about Cuba from the 1960 campaign, without any discussion of the back-channel talks JFK was having with Castro in late 1963 about normalizing relations with Cuba. There is only a brief mention of JFK's tensions with the military leadership (some clips from the film Seven Days in May and discussion of Gen. Edwin Walker are included).
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#27
Ken Garretson Wrote:
Jim DiEugenio Wrote:http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2013/01/...-revision/

Jim, may I ask if you have any comment on this paragraph from that link you posted? Thanks

From the article:
ne of the most poignant scenes in Evidence of Revisionoriginates with Madeleine Brown, LBJ's long-time mistress. According to Brown, Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and billionaire H.L. Hunt met at Clint Murchison's house the night before Kennedy was killed. Murchison deplored the president, and was arguably the most powerful man in Texas at the time, meaning he probably wielded a great deal of influence over Johnson. The following morning, only hours prior to the shooting, the vice president bragged to his lover, "After today, the Kennedys will never embarrass me again." Later, LBJ confessed to Brown that Texas oil men and the CIA had killed Kennedy.


I don't buy it.

But the article is the only one I ever found about the guy who made the series.

"Fifty Reasons for Fifty Years" is a good production, except its not strictly a documentary. Its a collection of snippets on different topics. Its remarkably well done considering that Jeff and Len had a very tiny budget. I would recommend it to anyone who is new to the case.
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#28
Jim DiEugenio Wrote:
Ken Garretson Wrote:
Jim DiEugenio Wrote:http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/2013/01/...-revision/

Jim, may I ask if you have any comment on this paragraph from that link you posted? Thanks

From the article:
ne of the most poignant scenes in Evidence of Revisionoriginates with Madeleine Brown, LBJ's long-time mistress. According to Brown, Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and billionaire H.L. Hunt met at Clint Murchison's house the night before Kennedy was killed. Murchison deplored the president, and was arguably the most powerful man in Texas at the time, meaning he probably wielded a great deal of influence over Johnson. The following morning, only hours prior to the shooting, the vice president bragged to his lover, "After today, the Kennedys will never embarrass me again." Later, LBJ confessed to Brown that Texas oil men and the CIA had killed Kennedy.


I don't buy it.

But the article is the only one I ever found about the guy who made the series.

"Fifty Reasons for Fifty Years" is a good production, except its not strictly a documentary. Its a collection of snippets on different topics. Its remarkably well done considering that Jeff and Len had a very tiny budget. I would recommend it to anyone who is new to the case.

cool. Thank you

KenG
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#29
I was looking on YouTube for CBS News' 1975 "specials" on the JFK and MLK assassinations, and struck out. But it occurred to me how much deleted footage from them and the 1964 and 1967 "specials" probably exist in a vault somewhere. Interviews with key witnesses who just didn't say what the folks at CBS wanted to hear, for example. I wonder if any insiders have access to that stuff? It should be considered primary research material and made publicly available.
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#30
Does anyone know when the documentary "A Coup in Camelot" will become available to purchase on DVD (or, better still, broadcast on national TV)?

The trailer: http://acoupincamelot.com/trailer.html, has been around for well over a year. It sure would be nice to see the full length documentary.
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