On the same page Ronald Grant Archive Director: Oliver Stone Entertainment grade: The Warren Commission, charged with investigating the assassination, concluded that he was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone.
Today, he is a Dallas policeman who was recently hired as a consultant on Oliver Stone's latest project "JFK" -- a dramatic exploration of the assassination, which the director calls "the seminal event of our generation.
Kennedy had not been in the emergency room at a given time; her clothes were less blood-stained.
For halfway through the film's shoot and six months before it is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. The Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Time magazine, basing their stories on a leaked early version of the shooting script, criticized Stone for purported factual inaccuracies, including the implication of an orchestrated coup d'etat and cover-up.
The writers charge that Garrison is self-aggrandizing and unreliable, and that Stone legitimizes his investigation into Kennedy's murder and even glorifies it through the casting of Kevin Costner as Garrison.
The controversy has thrown together believers in the Warren Commission Report and conspiracy theorists who have devoted their lives to challenging it. At issue is not only an artist's responsibility when dealing with a subject in the public domain, but whether these critics -- in the press and elsewhere -- are curtailing creative freedom by prejudging a work-in-progress.
There are people in back rooms trying to abort this movie. They're trying to trivialize Oliver and make him look cartoonish. People with the pen always have the first shot -- and often their victims don't get to shoot back.
This subject is everyone's business. My story is a public service and if Stone were truly interested in accuracy, he should be grateful. I'm in the news business, not show business. Stone is just using this controversy to hype his movie.
Stone spent three years digesting material on the subject and -- much to the consternation of others preparing their own projects -- signed a horde of witnesses and researchers to exclusive contracts.
He has created composite characters from several real-life figures and events have been condensed, but anything speculative, Stone says, is identified as such and shot in sepia tones to distinguish it from the rest. Garrison is a flawed man -- full of hubris, King Lear arrogance, but in a three-hour movie, there is no time for a character portrait.
To me, he's the embodiment of the questions Americans still have on the subject and, as such, is a perfect dramatic vehicle. I cast Costner because he's a sweet person, the man of the street who smells a rat when it comes to the Warren Commission.
But I'm going beyond Garrison, assembling a jigsaw puzzle of facts that have surfaced since the trial.
But both Stone and Garrison are well-meaning men bringing charges without the evidence. They're trying to tell the truth, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.The film became embroiled in controversy. Garrison and Marrs' books and Rusconi's research into a script that would resemble what he called "a great detective movie." Stone told Sklar his vision of the film: JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me.
People will not buy tickets to "JFK" because they think Oliver Stone knows who killed Kennedy.
And when " Babe " comes out this summer, and inspires all sorts of disillusioned analysis on the sports page, that movie's factual accuracy will have nothing to do with the tickets it sells, either.
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"The story that wonâ€™t go away." Oliver Stone's JFK was a critical and commercial success despite controversy surrounding the historical accuracy of the movie and the depicition of historical figures in the film.
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