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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:47 PM

 

Wow JFK Buffs... Remember THIS Movie ???



Executive Action is a 1973 film about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, written by Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed and Mark Lane, and directed by David Miller. Miller had previously worked with Trumbo on his film Lonely Are the Brave (1962). The film opened to a storm of controversy over the depiction of the assassination: in some places in the U.S., the film ran only 1 to 2 weeks in movie theaters or got pulled from them altogether. The movie was part fiction, but it would contest other reports of the assassination, including the controversial Warren Commission report of 1964, which led to attacks against the film. The trailers for the film never ran on certain television stations, including WNBC-TV in New York City. The criticism of the film and its suggestion of a Military-industrial complex conspiracy led to the film being removed totally from the movie theaters by early December 1973 and getting no TV/Video runs until the 1980s and mid-1990s, when it got legal release and distribution for TV and video. The film was originally released on November 7, 1973, almost two weeks before the tenth anniversary of the JFK Assassination.

Donald Sutherland has been credited as having the idea for the film and for hiring Freed and Lane to write the screenplay.[2] Sutherland planned to act in and produce Executive Action, however, he abandoned the project and took a role in another film after failing to obtain financing for the film.[2]


Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Action_(film)

And: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070046/

I remember it being in Sacramento for about a week...

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Reply Wow JFK Buffs... Remember THIS Movie ??? (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2013 #1
dflprincess Nov 2013 #2
okieinpain Nov 2013 #18
Kablooie Nov 2013 #3
WillyT Nov 2013 #5
zeemike Nov 2013 #14
grasswire Nov 2013 #4
WillyT Nov 2013 #6
WillyT Nov 2013 #8
octoberlib Nov 2013 #7
octoberlib Nov 2013 #9
WillyT Nov 2013 #10
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2013 #11
MinM Nov 2013 #12
WillyT Nov 2013 #13
MinM Nov 2013 #16
Octafish Nov 2013 #17
Cheap_Trick Nov 2013 #15
Rosco T. Nov 2013 #19

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:49 PM

1. Recommended. (nt)

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

2. It's available through Netflix

I found it chilling.

And the cast includes several good "Hollywood liberals".

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

18. thanks. n/t.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:03 AM

3. The whole movie is available on YouTube.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:06 AM

5. Thank You !!!

 




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Response to Kablooie (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:10 AM

14. Yep just found it...will watch later...thanks.n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:05 AM

4. never heard of it

Love Will Geer.

Will get it on netflix.

Thanks.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:07 AM

6. It Was Weird... The Speed Of Its Disappearance From The Silver Screen...

 




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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:17 AM

8. See Post #3...

 


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:24 AM

9. I'm obviously not paying attention, lol. Thanks for the post , WillyT! I've never

seen this film.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:26 AM

10. Check Out Post #3...

 




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:33 AM

11. I remember seeing it with my Dad

We were the only two people in audience.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:44 AM

12. Donald Sutherland wanted it subtitled "Conspiracy In America"

Executive Action:

[font color=darkred]C[/font]onspiracy
[font color=darkred]I[/font]n
[font color=darkred]A[/font]merica

Another great movie that is very informative about the contentious relationship JFK had with the Military Industrial Complex...
...Curtis Lemay -- who wanted to wage nuclear war on the Soviet Union. In 2000, when the film Thirteen Days accurately depicted Lemay's billigerence during the Cuban missile crisis, Phil Strub -- the Pentagon-Hollywood liaison -- tried to get the movie deep-sixed for its "revisionism." This, despite the fact that Lemay's dialogue in that movie derives from things which the real man provably said...

During the missile crisis, Robert Kennedy told Soviet ambassador Dobrynin that the American military might soon stage a coup and launch a war.

Here's another important fact they don't tell you in school. JFK did not merely propose sending a man to the moon -- he issued NSAM 271, calling for a joint US-USSR lunar mission. (See here and here.) Such a joint mission would inevitably have led to the sharing of information about American ICBM technology.

For some reason, most people don't understand that the rockets that put monkeys and men into space were close kin to the rockets designed to plant a nuke in a Soviet military facility. For example, the Saturn I rockets (which sent American satellites into orbit) was a modified version of the Jupiter missiles we had placed in Turkey. (The Jupiters -- a terrible, instantly obsolete weapon system -- were removed after the missile crisis as part of a secret agreement with the Russians.)

So we know that in the fall of 1963, American hawks wanted to launch a first strike against they USSR. They knew that they would never again have such an opportunity. Of course, they needed a plausible casus belli.

Need I say the rest...?

http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-they-dont-tell-you-in-school.html


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1418900

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Response to MinM (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:45 AM

13. Thank You For That !!!

 




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Response to MinM (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

16. Speaking of "13 Days" today is LeMay's birthday

FWIW
1891 Erwin Rommel, German field marshal in World War II.

1906 Curtis LeMay, general in US Army Air Corps and later US Air Force; vice presidential running mate of George Wallace in 1968; credited with planning the strategic bombing campaign against Imperial Japan during WWII...

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023981591

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Response to MinM (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

17. He celebrated one year by going on an extended fishing holiday in northern Michigan.

Which is a bit odd, seeing how cold it gets up there in November.

http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2012/06/was-lemay-at-camp-x-on-112263.html

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:38 AM

15. Actually have it on Laser Disc

 

Maybe someday it'll be out on bluray

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