Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Executive Action 1973 Who Really Killed JFK?
Many people, myself included, have been captivated by the Kennedy assassination. Many conspiracy theories have been talked about and at some point one of them may have told us the truth. We may never know. This movie comes to the conclusion that it involved more then one person. I have always thought that. It stars Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Greer. It was directed by David Miller and the screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo. They use the facts and news footage to come to their conclusion. They can’t tell you exactly what the conspirators said to each other but the film never strays from the facts. The film never exactly tells who the group of people is. Are they big business executives? Are they the CIA? The FBI? Mafia? We are not told. The audience is allowed to come to their own conclusion on that matter. The most chilling moment comes at the end of the film. Pictures of people who witnessed the killing are showed and we are told that by Feb. of 1967 all of them were dead. The commentator says that “In the three years after the murders of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald eighteen material witnesses died, 6 by gunfire, 3 by motor accidents, 2 by suicide, 1 by a cut throat, 1 by a karate chop to the neck, 3 by heart attacks, 2 from natural causes. An actuary engaged by the London Sunday Times concluded: On November 22, 1963, the odds of these witnesses being dead by Feb. 1967 are one hundred thousand trillion to one.”
If you are a history buff or into the Kennedy conspiracy theories you should watch this movie. Executive Action was originally released in 1973.