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Michael Hogan

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David Mamet’s JFK Assassination Thriller ‘Blackbird’

16 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

From variety.com

 

Cate Blanchett will star in helmer-scribe David Mamet’s “Blackbird,” a present-day Hitchcockian nailbiter turning on a secret explanation for the 1963 assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy.

 

Blanchett plays Janet, who travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for U.S. special ops agencies. Her grandfather’s well-kept secrets become a threat to her, forcing Janet to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion reality.

 

http://variety.com/2...ird-1200481649/

 

 


Things Don't Add Up : A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research

15 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

From digitaljournal.com

 

Press Release

Dennis Ford's Timely New Novel Satirizes Conspiracy Theorists

May 15, 2013

 

 

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and the past half-century has been filled with various conspiracy theories trying to prove that the government was responsible for his death. In his timely new novel, “Things Don’t Add Up: A Novel of Kennedy Assassination Research” (published by iUniverse), author Dennis Ford takes a spoofing, satirical look at the outlandish world of conspiracy theorists

 

“Conspiracy theories, like the multitude concerning President Kennedy’s assassination, are on the surface laughable and lamentable,” Ford remarks. “There is a deeper and dangerous element to these theories. They are poisonous to the thought process and to personal relationships. Well-meaning people can unintentionally drown in the malodorous slurry of paranoia.”

 

“Things Don’t Add Up” deftly combines two stories. In Dallas, a group of conspiracy enthusiasts has gathered at a hotel convention to debate the different theories they’ve concocted to explain the Kennedy assassination. In New York, brokerage clerk Peter Hokes has become obsessed with discovering the truth behind the assassination, and it consumes him, costing him the love of his life.

 

While the book is largely filled with sharp comedic wit, the story takes a tragic turn as it shows the poisonous effects of paranoid thinking through Peter’s experience.

“I want readers to appreciate that the conspiracy theories that savage our nation are for the most part ludicrous and malicious conjectures,” Ford writes. “It is a shame that these gems of incoherence have become household concepts.”

 

http://www.digitaljo....com/pr/1246915

 

 

Dennis Ford has been around for awhile.

 

http://karws.gso.uri...-Pathology.html

 

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/zaid.htm

 

 

 




 


JFK slaying spawned conspiracy industry

12 May 2013 - 03:53 AM

JFK slaying spawned conspiracy industry

by Allen G Breed

Associated Press

May 11, 2013

 

http://www.telegram..../130519952/1116

 

 


Camelot Requiem - An opera about JFK assassination aftermath

10 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

From the Johns Hopkins News Network

 

Peabody alum, grad student create opera about JFK assassination aftermath

Figaro Project's production of 'Camelot Requiem' debuts this weekend

Brent McCabe

May 9, 2013

 

Excerpt:

 

Camelot's two acts take place in waiting rooms, one at Parkland Memorial Hospital where Kennedy was taken following the shooting, and one at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland where the autopsy was performed 10 hours later. "I've always been really fascinated with what happens behind the scenes of the Kennedy assassination," Vincent says. "So much of history focuses on the grassy knoll and Jack Ruby and all that, but what always piqued my interest was this idea that you had JFK's personal staff, the family, and the Johnsons, and they were essentially stuck in these waiting rooms for 10 hours, waiting for the autopsy to be done. And we don't really know what happened behind those close doors. All we know is that when they emerged they were all collected and the country kept on going."

 

http://hub.jhu.edu/2...-figaro-camelot

 

 

 


AP Poll: Belief in JFK conspiracy slipping slightly

09 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

From The Altoona Mirror

 

Poll: Belief in JFK conspiracy slipping slightly

May 9, 2013

Associated Press

 

Excerpt:

 

(AP) — A clear majority of Americans still suspect there was a conspiracy behind President John F. Kennedy's assassination, but the percentage who believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone is at its highest level since the mid-1960s, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

....According to the AP-GfK survey, conducted in mid-April, 59 percent of Americans think multiple people were involved in a conspiracy to kill the president, while 24 percent think Oswald acted alone, and 16 percent are unsure. A 2003 Gallup poll found that 75 percent of Americans felt there was a conspiracy.

The Oswald-acted-alone results, meanwhile, are the highest since the period three years after the assassination, when 36 percent said one man was responsible for Kennedy's death.

Full story: http://www.altoonami...?isap=1&nav=759

 Also here: http://www.reviewonl...isap=1&nav=5040

 

 

Oddly enough, as of this morning I could find nothing about it here: http://ap-gfkpoll.com/poll-archives

 

Maybe someone else can.