Title: JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (TV Movie 2009)

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  • With a doc like JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, original source materials are usually compromised by age-related wear and tear (and thus evaluated within that context). However, most of the full-frame, 1.33:1 footage used here is quite clean, with the kinescope film remarkably so. A solid presentation, with no troubles with the transfer, either.


    With a doc like JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, original source materials are usually compromised by age-related wear and tear (and thus evaluated within that context). However, most of the full-frame, 1.33:1 footage used here is quite clean, with the kinescope film remarkably so. A solid presentation, with no troubles with the transfer, either.


  • With a doc like JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, original source materials are usually compromised by age-related wear and tear (and thus evaluated within that context). However, most of the full-frame, 1.33:1 footage used here is quite clean, with the kinescope film remarkably so. A solid presentation, with no troubles with the transfer, either.

    The final section of Part II of JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America necessarily isn't as gripping as the examination of the two assassinations (the doc's final bravura moment is the contrast between JFK's grand state funeral, and Oswald's grubby, cruddy little burial, set to the music of Mahler's Second Symphony's , conducted by Leonard Bernstein on television that weekend as a tribute to the fallen President). Contrary to popular belief, America, right from the start, wasn't as trusting of the "official story" concerning Oswald and Kennedy as we might believe today, and the doc goes into decades-long looks at the various conspiracy theories that evolved over time. This look at the evolution of America's preoccupation with the notion that happened outside the version of the assassination as presented by the Warren Report, seems less focused and more scattershot in its approach than the almost hallucinatory power of the first two thirds of the doc. Clips of various conspiracists and subsequent investigations are shown, and we even get to spend some time with Geraldo Rivera debuting the Zapruder film on television in 1975 (god I miss the old Geraldo) and wacko filmmaker Oliver Stone, whose goofy but undeniably entertaining JFK in 1991 helped spur the release of many heretofore classified documents on the assassination. Brief mentions of MLK's and RFK's assassination are dragged in, along with side views of rioting in America and even the Vietnam conflict, in what I assume are the filmmakers' efforts to somehow tie in JFK's assassination as the impetus for the country going to hell in the sixties - an argument that may or may not have merit, but which nevertheless comes off as far too facile and underdeveloped here to hold much weight (the doc really falls apart at the very end, casting about wildly for cultural references that have to do with the subject at hand, including a spurious, faintly obscene plug for the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue). Hazy third act construction aside, enough of the brilliance of the first two-thirds of JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America remain with the viewer, largely cancelling out this repetitive and sometimes irrelevant material.

    The film is an unnarrated collection of archived news and home movie footage shot as events unfolded, some of it rarely seen. Part one deals with the time from President Kennedy's arrival in Dallas on November 22, 1963 through the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald less than 48 hours later. Part two deals with the Warren Commission, its critics and those who suspect a conspiracy, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 and the turmoil that followed, and the continuing doubt about the assassinations and the effects this has had on American society.

    Title:JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America
    Release Date:October 11, 2009
    Runtime:
    Genres:History, Documentary
    Plot Keywords:john f. kennedy, kennedy family, kennedy assassination

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    The final section of Part II of JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America necessarily isn't as gripping as the examination of the two assassinations (the doc's final bravura moment is the contrast between JFK's grand state funeral, and Oswald's grubby, cruddy little burial, set to the music of Mahler's Second Symphony's , conducted by Leonard Bernstein on television that weekend as a tribute to the fallen President). Contrary to popular belief, America, right from the start, wasn't as trusting of the "official story" concerning Oswald and Kennedy as we might believe today, and the doc goes into decades-long looks at the various conspiracy theories that evolved over time. This look at the evolution of America's preoccupation with the notion that happened outside the version of the assassination as presented by the Warren Report, seems less focused and more scattershot in its approach than the almost hallucinatory power of the first two thirds of the doc. Clips of various conspiracists and subsequent investigations are shown, and we even get to spend some time with Geraldo Rivera debuting the Zapruder film on television in 1975 (god I miss the old Geraldo) and wacko filmmaker Oliver Stone, whose goofy but undeniably entertaining JFK in 1991 helped spur the release of many heretofore classified documents on the assassination. Brief mentions of MLK's and RFK's assassination are dragged in, along with side views of rioting in America and even the Vietnam conflict, in what I assume are the filmmakers' efforts to somehow tie in JFK's assassination as the impetus for the country going to hell in the sixties - an argument that may or may not have merit, but which nevertheless comes off as far too facile and underdeveloped here to hold much weight (the doc really falls apart at the very end, casting about wildly for cultural references that have to do with the subject at hand, including a spurious, faintly obscene plug for the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue). Hazy third act construction aside, enough of the brilliance of the first two-thirds of JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America remain with the viewer, largely cancelling out this repetitive and sometimes irrelevant material.

JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (2009) (TV) - IMDb

- You can watch JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America online on video-on-demand services (Netflix, HBO Now), pay-TV or movie theaters with original audio in English. This film has been premiered in theaters in 2009 (). The DVD and Blu-Ray edition of full movie was sold some time after its official release in theaters.