posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 12:13 PM
Oliver Stone's JFK was based on then-New Orleans District Attourney Jim Garrison's investigation. It was filled with half-truths and misinformation,
unfortunately, and I feel Oliver Stone certainly could have chosen many more credible conspiracy theories to do a movie on.
Jim Garrison was know to be a little kooky, to lie, to intimidate "witnesses" and use many unorthodox methods in his investigations. He was known by
his staff as a man who would get a theory in his head and then bend the evidence to fit the theory.
The 544 Camp street address was intriguing to me, until I realized that it in no way leads to Guy Banister's offices., and that this was dramatized.
It was in the same structure, but in no way connected by any doors. They were completely seperate offices.
They never had plans to arrest David Ferrie, and he was NOT murdered.
Mr. Garrison did not meet Mr. X during the investigation, though Mr. X WAS based on a real person - Col. Fletcher M. Prouty. His reliability is
questionable at best.
As one who has spent a significant amount of time over 10 years researching the JFK case, and still finds himself on the fence between a conspiracy
and a lone -nut, I REALLY wish Oliver Stone would have chosen to publicize one of the theories of conspiracy which actually has hard evidence.