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Accompanying JFK and a host of promotional claptrap is a simple, not very artful documentary about the Kennedys--John, Robert, and Ted--that shines through letting its subjects speak. The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings provides a brisk overview of Kennedy family history, emphasizing their Irish heritage and their father Joe's political ambitions, which were emphatically channeled through his sons. But what makes it truly valuable is footage of the men themselves, particularly of speeches made by John and Robert, which demonstrates the charisma and lucid intelligence that made them such hugely popular political figures. (John's speech to a group of Protestant ministers, addressing concerns about his Catholicism, has startling echoes with the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.) The movie's own extras pale in comparison--there's a self-congratulatory commentary track by Oliver Stone; numerous deleted or extended scenes; an interview with Fletcher Prouty, the model for Donald Sutherland's character in the movie; and two documentaries, one about the conspiracy in general (called Beyond JFK) and one about more recently declassified records relating to the case. Both are seriously marred by the inclusion of scenes from the movie, presented as if they had the same weight and value as archival footage. Beyond JFK also spends far too much time interviewing Stone and the movie's actors, treating them as if they were witnesses to history. It's unfortunate, because the questions raised are important, but get obscured by sensationalism and self-promotion. --Bret Fetzer
It may be a conspiracy view but so thought provoking. a must for my collectionPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent!!! This documentary is a sample of the deceit, lies, murder and treason behind the doors in the upper echelons of "government."Published 10 days ago by Roy Moreland
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