Oswald's Ghost
  • Oswald's Ghost
  • Oswald's Ghost

Oswald's Ghost

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Director: Robert Stone

Cast: Robert Stone, Norman Mailer, Gary Hart, Dan Rather

     
 

For the Baby Boomers, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy took on the same sense of tragedy as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks did for Generation Y -- not only for the effect that it had on the nation's morale but for the conspiracy theories that would follow in its wake as well. In the aftermath of the assassination, See more details below

Overview

For the Baby Boomers, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy took on the same sense of tragedy as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks did for Generation Y -- not only for the effect that it had on the nation's morale but for the conspiracy theories that would follow in its wake as well. In the aftermath of the assassination, President Lyndon B. Johnson plunged the country into a divisive and questionable war in part due to paranoia, thus creating an atmosphere of distrust and disillusionment that would linger for decades to come. Later, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, President Richard M. Nixon's flagrant abuse of power seemed to be the final nail in the coffin of American idealism. In this documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Robert Stone (Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst) speaks with such renowned figures as Norman Mailer, Edward J. Epstein, Tom Hayden, and Gary Hart in order to explore the malaise that still lingers since the Kennedy assassination while drawing telling parallels between that pivotal event and the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2008
UPC:
0841887052368
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
65,454

Special Features

A visit to the Dealey Plaza; The Zapruder film and beyond; Interview with Robert Stone

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Oswald's Ghost
1. Introduction [2:48]
2. The Prime Suspect [6:01]
3. Oswald in Custody [3:06]
4. Oswald's Assassin [8:11]
5. The Commission Investigates [9:31]
6. The Warren Report [4:50]
7. Re-Examining the Evidence [9:03]
8. Jim Garrison's Allegations [13:14]
9. Murders of MLK & RFK [4:08]
10. The Church Committee & the CIA [6:45]
11. Conspiracy Theories [7:06]
12. Oswald's Ghost [6:05]
13. Credits [1:35]

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