Monday, December 17, 2012
The Magic Bullet Theory
We haven't heard much about Jim Garrison since Oliver Stone made a hero out of him in JFK in 1991. Garrison died one year later, but here we are 20 years later and his "classic account" has been reprinted. It was first published in 1988 and had a profound impact on Stone. In it, Garrison put forward the theory that the CIA was behind Kennedy's death, and implicated quite a number of people, including Lyndon Johnson. Alex von Tunzelmann debunks Garrison's theory in her review of the film, although she gives the film kudos for entertainment value. Here is Costner as Garrison expounding on "the magic bullet theory."