Cinema: Tragedy Trivialized

EXECUTIVE ACTION

Directed by DAVID MILLER Screenplay by DALTON TRUMBO

Much of this film is fiction, according to the credits; but much, too, is fact. Which is which never becomes clear. This state of affairs might matter less in an ordinary thriller than it does here, in a melodrama concerning the assassination of John Kennedy. The film makers state in a disclaimer that they do not maintain that a conspiracy to assassinate the President did actually exist. They want only to suggest how such a conspiracy "might have happened."

It happens, in Executive Action, like...

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