#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president’s death. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. Assembling a trusted group of people, Garrison conducts his own investigation, bringing about backlash from powerful government and political figures.
Plot: Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.
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The first film in Oliver Stone’s films about the American presidency, JFK is a historical drama exploring a popular conspiracy theory regarding John F. Kennedy’s assassination, adapted from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas, allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman). The inciting incident occurs when New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison notices several inaccuracies in the Warren Report (the official investigation of the assassination) and decides to reexamine the case of Kennedy’s death. Garrison and his team pursue the truth at all costs, and eventually take Kennedy’s death to court to ask: who really is responsible for killing the President?
Clocking in at more than three hours, the film has a definite focus on its story, with every element of the film being used to further the plot. Garrison is a modern hero in the film, a city DA that rises to the enormous challenge of investigating the President’s assassination. Kevin Costner seems to perfectly capture this type of character (also achieving a thick, charming southern accent) and connecting with the viewers. He is surrounded by an all-star supporting cast, all of which truly become the real life figures they portray. Stone writes believable and engaging dialogue, but since the film focuses so heavily on story, he spends little time developing the characters. Oliver Stone is a controversial director, and his style can be very polarizing, but personally, I enjoyed his strange method of storytelling. The costumes seemed appropriate for the setting, and the set designs were extraordinary, particularly the recreations of 1960s city streets such as Dallas and New Orleans.
John Williams was responsible for writing the film’s score, and was nominated for an Oscar for his efforts. Williams was busy writing the score for Hook around the same time, so he actually wrote themes for the film before the film was shot. This resulted in Stone cutting and editing the film to the music, instead of the typical method of fitting the music to the film. Williams gives JFK a tragic, but heroic theme, but also incorporates pulsing synthesizers for the investigative scenes (an unusual tactic for the composer). This resulted in an effective score and a seamless integration with the film. The cinematography was unusual, but played a very important role in the story. The film opens with a montage of newsreel clips from JFK’s presidency. It slowly intersperses Stone’s own clips, but the lighting and coloring (black-and-white and grainy film) make the clips all seem genuine. Much of the film is shot in this manner, giving a very real sense to the story, very similar to a documentary. I can honestly say this film would not have been the same had it not been for this unique approach to cinematography.
JFK (rated R) contains strong language throughout, and the assassination scenes may be too graphic for young viewers. The 3-hour runtime will bore some; however, any lover of historical dramas or investigative thrillers will finish the film asking for more. The film is an emotional journey, and viewers will always find themselves rooting for Garrison and his seemingly impossible quest. I give this film a B+, finding it “guilty” of keeping me on the edge of my seat.
No expense spared and no corners cut
Is there any crime or event in American history that has more mystery surrounding it than JFK’s assassination? The number of books, lectures, articles etc. dedicated to it could fill the Superdome. For Americans anyway, it is up there with who is Jack the Ripper, who built the pyramids, and did we really land on the moon. OK. Take out that last one. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention.
“JFK” was a magnificent movie. I’ve only watched a handful of three-hour movies in my life (Ghandi, Malcolm X, Heat, Lion of the Desert, Das Boot, and maybe a couple of others), yet I don’t think any captivated me as much as this one did. I figured it only had high marks because of the subject matter or because of a strong cult following. Well, if that’s the case, count me as a cult member.
For a three-hour movie with little to no action and much deliberation and dialogue, this movie did wonderfully. I attempted to read a voluminous book on the JFK assassination, but I petered out after one volume and I’d only gotten as far as detailed evidence about the bullet. “JFK” goes into the assassination like nothing I’ve seen or heard before. I’d probably say that not a thing was left out. There was even real footage which came in incredibly handy during the movie.
No expense was spared in this film and no corners were cut. They went all out with quality actors, a flawless script, and seamless cohesive plot. This is exactly what you’d want to see from a movie detailing the JFK assassination: put the rat on the table and address the elephant in the room. I didn’t think Oliver Stone could outdo “Born on the Fourth of July,” I was wrong.
Original Language en
Runtime 3 hr 9 min (189 min), 3 hr 26 min (206 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Drama, History, Thriller
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Oliver Stone (screenplay), Zachary Sklar (screenplay), Jim Garrison (book), Jim Marrs (book)
Actors Sally Kirkland, Anthony Ramirez, Ray LePere, Steve Reed
Country USA, France
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 43 nominations.
Production Company Camelot Pictures, Warner Brothers, Regency Enterprises, Ixtlan Corporation, Alcor Films
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (prologue only), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 16 SR, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (answer print), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 5,174 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Plus-X 7231), 35 mm, 8 mm, Video (NTSC)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm