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Cast

 
Hugh Aynesworth ... Himself
David Bellin ... Himself (archive footage)
Hale Boggs ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
Judith Campbell Exner ... Herself - Alleged JFK Mistress (archive footage)

Fidel Castro ... Himself - Cuban President (archive footage)
Ramsey Clark ... Himself - Attorney General (archive footage)
John Sherman Cooper ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
J.E. Curry ... Himself - Dallas Police Chief (archive footage)
Robert Dallek ... Himself
Ngo Dinh Diem ... Himself (archive footage)
Allen Dulles ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
Edward J. Epstein ... Himself
Edmond Fatter ... Himself (archive footage)
David Ferrie ... Himself (archive footage)

Gerald Ford ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
Jim Garrison ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Giacono ... Himself (archive footage)
Todd Gitlin ... Himself
Kenneth Harris ... Himself - BBC Reporter (archive footage)

Gary Hart ... Himself
Tom Hayden ... Himself
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself - FBI Head (archive footage)
Lady Bird Johnson ... Herself - First Lady (archive footage)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - First Lady (archive footage) (as Jaqueline Kennedy)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Lane ... Himself

Norman Mailer ... Himself
John J. McCloy ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
Priscilla McMillan ... Herself (as Priscilla Johnson McMillan)
Cliff Michelmore ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself - Alleged Assassin (archive footage)
Marguerite Oswald ... Herself - Oswald's Mother (archive footage)
Marina Oswald ... Herself - Oswald's Wife (archive footage)
Tom Pettit ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself
Harry Reasoner ... Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Richard B. Russell ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
Perry R. Russo ... Himself (archive footage)
Clay Shaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Arlen Specter ... Himself (archive footage)

Oliver Stone ... Himself - Filming JFK Movie
Josiah Thompson ... Himself
Edmond Walker ... Himself (archive footage)
Edwin A. Walker ... Himself (archive footage)

Mike Wallace ... Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Earl Warren ... Himself - Warren Commission (archive footage)
William C. Westmoreland ... Himself (archive footage)
Abraham Zapruder ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Robert Stone 
 
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Robert Stone 

Produced by
Hazel Gurland .... line producer
Robert Stone .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Lionelli 
 
Cinematography by
Howard Shack 
 
Film Editing by
Don Kleszy 
Robert Stone 
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Barden .... sound effects editor
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Matt Snedecor .... assistant sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nelson Hume .... director of photography: second unit
Justin Schein .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Maguire .... colorist
Lawrence Mercer .... on-line editor
 

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Oswald did it alone, the Zapruder film is Wrong!!!, 16 October 2009
Author: njmollo from London

Oswald's Ghost (2007) is a disturbing documentary mainly because of the important information it chooses to leave out.

The idea that "Oswald acted alone" has been surprising popular in recent documentaries. It seems that this appalling event in American history still has important resonances today that require the message of "Oswald acting alone" to be frequently regurgitated.

The wealth of misinformation concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy continues unabated with documentaries like Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy (2003), Oswald's Ghost (2007) and The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009) all of which promote the lone assassin theory as fact.

The problem with these documentaries is that the wealth of information pointing to a conspiracy is strictly ignored or derided. Information is cherry picked, manipulated and fabricated to lead the viewer to the conclusion that Oswald acted alone. Why it is still so important to promote this version of events in the face of other more disturbing evidence?

The Zapruder film is the "thorn in the side" for anyone promoting Oswald as the lone shooter. Some "documentary" films such as The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After, simply ignore the fact that Kennedy's head is seen to jerk backwards as a bullet strikes, as if there is a general consensus that the official version of events is undisputed.

Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy states that Kennedy's head jerking backward is no sign of where the bullet came from. Remember that before the Zapruder film was finally released to the public, the official story, confirmed by Dan Rather and others, was that Kennedy's head jerked violently forward so as to indicate a bullet hitting him from behind. This official description of the Zapruder film, tailored for public consumption, is the exact opposite of what is clearly seen in the Zapuder film.

Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy almost reaches the hysterical in its attempt to prove conclusively that conspiracy theorists like Oliver Stone are wrong. What is clear, is that Peter Jennings' Beyond Conspiracy is poorly disguised propaganda. It is as objective as NBC's infamous hit piece made to discredit Jim Garrison and his investigation into the Kennedy assassination.

Documentaries that promote "Oswald as the lone assassin" seem to have greater budgets, audience exposure and production values when compared to the numerous "home-made" documentaries that support a conspiracy.

One of the most compelling documentaries that supports a massive conspiracy to have Kennedy assassinated is JFK II or Dark Legacy. While some of the suppositions contained in the documentary are theoretical, the filmmaker has without doubt presented a version of events, supported by available material, that points to high-level Government/Military/Covert involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy.

Another piece of remarkable footage, too rarely seen, is the removal of Kennedy's secret service bodyguard from his open top limousine. The secret service officer is seen to be surprised at being ordered to "stand-down" by a superior officer and raises his arms in an unmistakable gesture of incomprehension. This telling piece of footage is not shown in any documentary supporting Oswald as the lone assassin.

It is public record that Oswald was an American Government asset. He had an FBI employment number S179. This information again is never sited in documentaries that promote Oswald as the lone shooter.

It seems that much has been learnt by American covert agencies in regard to "cover-stories" put out in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. It certainly helps to have a compliant and malleable Corporate Media to preach your message. Even if truthful information is unintentionally made available it can be easily undermined with misinformation, lies and propaganda. As is the case with the attacks on 9/11, any relevant information can be withheld, subverted, altered or swamped in a sea of misinformation.

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