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JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass
Reviewed by: Richard Mowe
The temptation to return again to the scene of the crime must been irresistible to director Oliver Stone, who delivers an addendum to one of his most controversial films JFK, which dealt with the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Thirty years on he has gone even deeper into the history in a documentary that will raise of the hackles of those who label the veteran filmmaker a conspiracy theorist.
With documents previously classified now being released for the first time, Stone takes a forensic analysis of the latest material, including inconsistencies in Kennedy's autopsy, the handling of key pieces of evidence and Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged ties to the CIA. And, of course, there remains what he considers the murky dealings of the US intelligence services.
It’s quite a maze to pick your way through as a viewer and Stone does his best ease the path. Many will start to swoon at the deluge of detail, the talking heads, and the documentary footage.
The current two-hour version has been curtailed from an original cut that was almost twice the length. A mini-series might be even more digestible.
Stone contends that people are “scared of the truth” and that America is keen on censoring itself. He remains one of the few commentators and film-makers who no know such boundaries.
Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2021