Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2000
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual DVD JFK
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD JFK
Community Library of Castle Shannon DVD DVD JFK
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  DVD
Call Number  DVD JFK
Sewickley Public Library AV - DVDs DVD JFK
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Collection  AV - DVDs
Call Number  DVD JFK
South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual DVD JFK
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD JFK
The November 22, 1963, assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy shocked the nation and the world. The brisk investigation of that murder conducted under the guidance of Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren distressed many observers, even though subsequent careful investigations have been unable to find much fault with the conclusions his commission drew, the central one of which was that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone. Instead of satisfying the public, one result of the Warren Commission Report was that an unimaginable number of plausible conspiracy theories were bandied about, and these have supported a sizeable publishing mini-industry ever since. In making this movie, director Oliver Stone had his pick of supposed or real investigative flaws to draw from and constructed what some reviewers felt was one of the most compelling (and controversial) political detective thrillers ever to emerge from American cinema. Long before filming was completed, Stone was fending off heated accusations of artistic and historical irresponsibility, and these only intensified after the film was released. In the story, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) is convinced that there are some big flaws in the investigation of Oswald (Gary Oldman), and he sets out to re-create the events leading up to the assassination. Along the way, he stumbles across evidence that a great many people had reason to want to see the president killed, and he is convinced that some of them worked in concert to frame Oswald as the killer. Among the suspects are Lyndon B. Johnson (the next president), the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Mafia. Over the course of gathering what he believes to be evidence of a conspiracy, Garrison unveils some of the grittier aspects of New Orleans society, focusing on the shady activities of local businessman Clay Shaw (Tommy Lee Jones). Garrison's investigations culminate in his conducting a show trial that he knows he will lose and which he is sure will ruin his career in order to get his evidence into the public record where it can't be buried again. This movie won two of the many Academy Awards for which it was nominated: one for Best Photography (Robert Richardson) and the other for Editing (Joe Hutshing). Re-released into theaters in November of 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination, the Director's Cut of Stone's seminal historical drama features 17 additional minutes previously culled from the film's original, 1991 theatrical release. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Disc A: JFK
Disc B: Extra features including deleted/extended scenes and multimedia essays on the JFK assassination.

Additional Information
Series Oliver Stone collection.
Subjects Garrison, Jim, -- 1921-1992 -- Film and video adaptations.
Marrs, Jim, -- 1943-2017 -- Film and video adaptations.
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination -- Drama.
Garrison, Jim, -- 1921-1992 -- Drama.
Conspiracies -- United States -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2000
Edition Special ed., director's cut.
Other Titles On the trail of the assassins.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Contributors Stone, Oliver.
Ho, A. Kitman.
Sklar, Zachary.
Costner, Kevin.
Bacon, Kevin, 1958-
Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946-
Garrison, Jim, 1921-1992. On the trail of the assassins.
Marrs, Jim, 1943-2017. Crossfire.
Warner Bros. Pictures.
Warner Bros.
Studio Canal+.
Regency Enterprises.
Alcor Films.
Ixtlan Corporation.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman, Michael Rooker, Jay O. Sanders, Sissy Spacek.
Other Contributors Executive producer, Arnon Milchan ; music, John Williams ; director of photography, Robert Richardson ; production designer, Victor Kempster ; editors, Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia ; co-producer, Clayton Townsend.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
English language with subtitles available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes Based on the books On the trail of the assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire : the plot that killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1991.
System Details DVD.
Description 2 videodiscs (205 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0790750783
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