JFK: The Evidence Today lists the myriad problems with Bugliosi’s book and explores the cooperation of the mainstream press in concealing many facts during the publicity campaign for the book and how this lack of scrutiny led Hanks and Goetzman—cofounders of the production company Playtone—to purchase the film rights. DiEugenio then shows how the failed film adapted from that book, entitled Parkland, does not resemble Bugliosi’s book and examines why.
This book reveals the connections between Washington and Hollywood, as well as the CIA influence in the film community today. It includes an extended look at the little-known aspects of the lives and careers of Bugliosi, Hanks, and Goetzman. JFK: The Evidence Today sheds light on the Kennedy assassination, New Hollywood, and political influence on media in America.
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About the Author
Oliver Stone is the Academy-Award winning director of Platoon. Stone also directed a political trilogy on American presidents that included JFK, Nixon, and W.
Academy Award-winning Oliver Stone has written and directed over 25 feature films and 6 documentaries, among them some of the most influential and iconic films of the last decades. Some have been at deep odds with conventional myth— films such as Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, and Untold History of the United States.
Table of Contents
Part 1 How a Calamity Befell Us
1 The Prosecutor 3
2 The Producers 36
3 You Call This a Trial? 49
Part 2 Exposing Reclaiming History
4 On First Encountering Reclaiming History 73
5 Oswald's Defense 88
6 Bugliosi on the Zapruder Film and the Autopsy 130
7 Bugliosi vs. Garrison and Stone 170
8 Bugliosi on the First Forty-Eight Hours 195
9 Bugliosi and the FBI 233
10 Chicago and Mexico City 271
11 Bugliosi Hearts the Warren Commission 307
12 The DA Acquits Everyone 342
Part 3 From Reclaiming History to Parkland, and Beyond
13 Hanks as Historian: A Case Study 379
14 Where Washington Meets Hollywood 392
15 Playtone and Parkland 414
16 Hanks, Spielberg, and the Pentagon Papers 428