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“Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination”

Aug 27, 2013 at 8:32pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
The major motion picture PARKLAND explores the assassination of John Kennedy from perspectives never before seen: the doctors and nurses at the hospital, the boots-on-the-ground G-men at the FBI field office in Dallas, the family of Lee Harvey Oswald -- caught in their own metaphorical cross fire.
from Parkland 9 comments

“Presidents in Peril”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:27pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Presidents in Peril
Here at The American Film Company, we've now made movies based on the two most famous assassinations in American history. And while the murders of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have always captured the nation's attention, many forget that there were two other presidents assassinated, not to mention "serious" attempts on several others:
from Parkland 3 comments

“Infamous by Association”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:22pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Infamous by Association
One key storyline in PARKLAND examines the affect of Lee Harvey Oswald's infamous crime on his family, specifically his blue-collar brother Robert (played by James Badge Dale) and his more-than-eccentric mother, Marguerite (Jackie Weaver).
from Parkland 2 comments

“Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?”

Sep 4, 2013 at 7:13pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
It's the question that almost any person (of a certain age) can answer. Where were you when you learned that the President had been shot?
from Parkland 10 comments

“Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?”

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?
Less than three months after her arrest at her boarding house on H Street in Washington City, Mary Surratt would be hanged for her role in John Wilkes Booth's murderous plot.
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  • malize
    04/19/2010 at 8:34pm


    There are at least two good performances in Branagh's "Conspiracy"...and the Julie and Julia performance by MS is again worth mentioning since we appear to be including things like Capote, etc.

    Brian Keith is a highly underrated actor IMO...

    Stanley Baker's take on Zulu could use a razzie.

    from Best/Worst Performances by an Actor Portraying a Historical Figure
  • Rocco
    04/19/2010 at 6:35pm


    The musical score of the movie is also awesome!

    from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • fred_borch
    04/19/2010 at 4:03pm


    Another good ideas for a great film "never" made -- the friendship between Tom Jefferson and John Adams -- a relationship very much nurtured by Abigail Adams. A great source for this idea and others dealing with the Revolutionary War era is Joseph J. Ellis' "Founding Brothers" (the book won the Pulitzer Prize and was a national bestseller).

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • fred_borch
    04/19/2010 at 2:58pm


    I'm with michaelbeson and robstone -- the Hamilton and Burr duel would be a great topic -- or just a movie on Aaron Burr. By the way, Gore Vidal suggested in his novel "Burr" that it was Hamilton who said that Burr had a sexual relationship with his daughter -- any movie about Aaron Burr would be good -- he tied with Jefferson in the Electoral College and was consequently was almost elected president -- Jefferson and Burr were mortal enemies -- again, lots of drama here -- but also real history -- great idea.

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • futureperfect
    04/17/2010 at 12:48pm


    What about an updated, authentic, big-screen modern-telling of the life of Mark Twain? What an adventurous, fascinating life he led and it would make for a great film. I am not aware of any big screen Twain films in the works. Thoughts?

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made

“The Best American History Movies NEVER Made”

163 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

As we at the American Film Company have endeavored to turn American history into movies, I've been struck by how many amazing true stories have not been given the green light... More

“Historians View the Assassination”

87 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved. More

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

73 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters. More

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