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New JFK film to tell the truth

TomHanks.jpgThere's another John F. Kennedy film on the way and is aiming to be released on the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. The film is going to be looking at many, if not all of the conspiracy theories behind his assassination and blows them out of the water.

Well, it will if it follows the book that the production company has just bought the rights to, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a book written by Vincent Bugliosi the prosecutor of Charles Manson and now a widely respected author.

The book apparently took twenty years to research and write and according to the write-up puts to rest the ideas of any conspiracy theories around the President's assassination, confirming the Warren Commission report and looking to the facts and the truth of what actually happened.

Here's the blurb for the book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy from Amazon (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com):

This extraordinary and historic book required twenty years to research and write. The oft-challenged findings of the Warren Commission-Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, shot and killed President John F. Kennedy-are here confirmed beyond all doubt. But Reclaiming History does much more than that. In addition to providing a powerful and unprecedented narrative of events and a biography of the assassin, it confronts and destroys every one of the conspiracy theories that have grown up since the assassination, exposing their selective use of evidence, flawed logic, and outright deceptions. So thoroughly documented, so compellingly lucid in its conclusions, Reclaiming History is, in a sense, the investigation that completes the work of the Warren Commission. In it, Vincent Bugliosi, the nation's foremost prosecutor, takes on the most important murder in American history.

At 1:00 p.m. on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead, the victim of a sniper attack during his motorcade through Dallas. That may be the only fact generally agreed upon in the vast literature spawned by the assassination. National polls reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans (75%) believe that there was a high-level conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Many even believe that Oswald was entirely innocent. In this continuously absorbing, powerful, ground-breaking book, Vincent Bugliosi shows how we have come to believe such lies about an event that changed the course of history.

The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an iron-clad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of writing the definitive book on the Kennedy assassination. This is an achievement that has for years seemed beyond reach. No one imagined that such a book would ever be written: a single volume that once and for all resolves, beyond any reasonable doubt, every lingering question as to what happened in Dallas and who was responsible.

I know it's a big blurb but it tells you clearly what the book delivers and what to expect from the film.

Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing and they already have some stars on board according to The Hollywood Reporter and that includes Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver so it's already gaining some good names and sounding like it's going to be a pretty big production.

I wonder though, looking at those figures stated in the blurb of the book, are those that are so enamoured by the idea of a conspiracy over facts going to be keen to see the film that destroys the conspiracy theories and reinforces the truth? Whether they are or not there's one good thing that this film could deliver, the truth.



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