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David Mamet’s JFK Assassination Thriller ‘Blackbird’


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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/2013/biz/news/cake-blanchett-david-mamet-blackbird-1200481649/

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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/2013/biz/news/cake-blanchett-david-mamet-blackbird-1200481649/

Oh, my! While it's good news in that this appears to be a major film, in which a conspiracy to kill Kennedy is explored, it's also bad news, in that it will be a work of fiction, in which the facts will almost certainly be blurred.

People's believing there was a conspiracy as a result of blurry facts is of no help in the long run, IMO, as it makes the "case for conspiracy" easier to debunk.

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