This November will mark the 58th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy—a game-changing second within the historical past of United States politics, and an incident that each American scholar learns about when discussing the historical past of our nation. But Oliver Stone, who appears to solely get extra obsessive about age, is satisfied that nobody remembers a factor about that day… even supposing anybody who was alive at the moment may let you know precisely the place they had been the second the information reached them. And hundreds of thousands extra have made some kind of “again and to the left” joke as a punchline, in reference to the so-called “magic bullet” concept.
Now, a full 30 years after he launched JFK, the practically three-and-a-half-hour epic about that horrible day in American historical past and the tumult surrounding it (and jam-packed with loads of Stone conspiracy theories), Stone’s again at it once more—this time within the type of a documentary, JFK Revisited: Via the Trying Glass, which is slated to premiere at Cannes later this week. When requested by The Hollywood Reporter about his ongoing obsession with the homicide of the 35th president, and why he has continued his campaign for studying the reality about what occurred that day, Stone had this to say:
“There’s a reminiscence gap about Kennedy. And I feel, earlier than I stop the scene, I want to reveal what I do know in regards to the case. I can’t put every thing I do know into this documentary. However I can assemble a whole lot of the information that got here out after the film [1991’s JFK] in addition to reaffirm a number of the information in that film as a result of it was attacked on a broad scale. It’s crucial for my conscience for the individuals who care to have this exist. That’s what motivated the documentary. We received the paperwork out. Not all. Trump was about to launch them in 2017. And 12 hours earlier than, he backed off. There’s a whole lot of documentation that hasn’t been launched, and that’s along with the Secret Service, which f***ed up unusually on that day and [later] destroyed every thing.”
One in all JFK (the film’s) lasting legacies was that it renewed curiosity within the case, which prompted Congress to go the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Information Assortment Act of 1992, which declared that every one paperwork associated to the previous president’s assassination be made accessible to the general public no later than October 26, 2017. Whereas many once-private paperwork had been launched, there have been nonetheless some that students—and one keenly Oscar-winning writer-director who simply can not let it go—who had been excited to have former president Trump announce his plan to launch the remaining paperwork whereas in workplace… however that by no means occurred. When requested why he thought Trump reneged on his promise, Stone had this to say:
“Who is aware of what Trump ever thinks. He’s a thriller man. I’m certain he received stress of some variety. After which they advised him, ‘We will’t do that for safety causes.’ He did again off different issues, too, when it got here to us difficult the intelligence companies. Do not forget that quote from [Sen. Chuck] Schumer? Trump, don’t f*** with the CIA or they are going to destroy you.”
Will JFK Revisited reply any remaining questions, or simply set off a slew of recent ones. Trying on the director’s previous work, the latter appears extra seemingly.
(Through The Hollywood Reporter)