Saturday, April 28, 2012
BAN the Blaine & Atchity "Kennedy Detail" movie!
- "The Kennedy Detail" book [co-written with Lisa McCubbin] WAS written because of my 22-page letter to Clint Hill in June 2005: Hill (whom I spoke to) and Blaine (whom I spoke to twice and corresponded with) were angry at my findings (because the truth hurts), Blaine's attorney sent me a letter, Blaine & Hill spoke about me on C-SPAN, and I am mentioned on pages 359-360 of their crap book (which they got all wrong; typical). THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER: their book did not sway public opinion at all, reviews were decidedly mixed, and it was only an "extended list" NY Times Best Seller (many of the pro conspiracy books released during the "JFK" movie fared far better, and on smaller publishing houses, to boot). Please see: http://www.ctka.net/reviews/kennedydetailreview.html EPIC FAIL---next... -"The Kennedy Detail" documentary was an improvement, as far as the NON-assassination/ NON-Tampa information (almost a visual sneak preview of the Clint Hill book to come), but, despite an EMMY nomination (they lost+remember: even crappy sitcoms get "Emmy nominations"), the ratings were not very good, it was never released on DVD and, quite frankly, from a public opinion standpoint, the documentary sank without a trace. Please see: http://ctka.net/reviews/slick_propaganda.html EPIC FAIL---next... -Whenever a book does reasonably well, the publisher will often ask for a follow-up work...so Lisa McCubbin decided to get Clint Hill to "tell his story" (nothing new but, in extended form, interesting). The result was a MUCH better book, "Mrs Kennedy and Me", a much better selling NY Times best-seller with far better reviews. Please see: http://www.ctka.net/reviews/MrsKennedy_Hill_Review_Palamara.html However, the 11/18-11/22 blame-the-victim mantra from the first book reappears on a couple pages...but, since this is essentially a JACKIE KENNEDY book and NOT an assassination book, per se, no one seems to notice or care. SUCCESS (Jackie Kennedy anecdotes and, to a lesser extent, Hill's story [although, as many have noticed, Gwen Hill is virtually ignored and we are left to wonder: did they divorce? Is she still alive?])...but EPIC FAIL as far as swaying the public opinion of the assassination and so forth (to be fair, THIS project does not seem to have been written for that purpose)---next... -Now, Blaine & Atchity, obviously enjoying the success and profit ($$$$$$) from their products related to the Secret Service failing to protect JFK, yet having to know that their efforts to date have FAILED to change public opinion one iota, are now going to try their hand at a movie version of "The Kennedy Detail" timed for the 50th anniversary of the assassination (Fall 2013). However, to COUNTER THEIR MOVIE, a slew of PRO conspiracy books and movies will be released: LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS COMING OUT WITH A MAJOR PRO CONSPIRACY MOVIE, BASED ON A BOOK I AM IN , "LEGACY OF SECRECY"! Also, Mark Lane and Abraham Bolden (both of whom are in a book I am in, "Last Word", with several chapters that debunk Blaine's work) have a major movie of their own coming out! I can see it all now---Blaine will have some cheesey actor portraying JFK---scene: Tampa, FL, 11/18/63---reading from his script: "I command you, and this is a firm command: get the hell off my limousine, dammit! I have a rendezvous with death- that IS my favorite poem, after all. Don't worry if something happens a few days from now-drink up and party, you have done your best. Oh, another thing: when some young whippersnapper named Palamara ruffles your feathers in 2005, be sure to write a book all about this." Prediction for Blaine's movie: EPIC FAIL P.S. Preliminary response from OTHERS to Blaine's projected movie so far: http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/jfk-film-planned-for-50th-anniversary-of-assignation/ COMMENTS (19) Is this movie going to detail (excuse the pun) how bad of a job they did? JFK closed the book on all other Kennedy movies. Nothing can come close to that. Please spare us this one. Comment by x — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 11:05am PDT Reply to this post Couldn’t agree more. JFK might be the best film of its decade. Comment by Dave — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 11:53am PDT Reply to this post Oliver Stone has probably stated 100x that his movie is a “counter myth” to the “Warren Commission myth.” The movie never presents any facts incorrectly, it merely speculates on the connections between them. And it does that brilliantly. As does Don Delillo’s book LIBRA. People who believe the Warren Commission are complete suckers. Comment by jack — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 12:29pm PDT Reply to this post I agree. I feel bad for Caroline. This movie is only being made because of the anniversary. Sad. This is blood money. Comment by Stan — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 12:55pm PDT Reply to this post The book and the documentary were self serving, full of self pitty and excuses. Basically what it boils down to is “except for the President getting shot and killed we did everything right and it wasn’t our fault”. Comment by RPF — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 11:35am PDT Reply to this post Will the movie depict heavy drinking reportedly done by members of the detail at Jack Ruby’s bar “The Cellar” the night before the assassination? Comment by scrivener — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 11:39am PDT Reply to this post Very good scrivener. Nice. Comment by Hollywood Dodger Mark — Friday April 20, 2012 @ 1:16am PDT Reply to this post If done right, this could be a great movie. Clint Hill’s story is a very dramatic one. Comment by Adam — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 12:15pm PDT Reply to this post The Secret Service was drinking heavily? Were they frequenting the company of prostitutes, too? Comment by Next Stop, Cartagena! — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 12:30pm PDT Reply to this post I’m a big fan of the theory that Castro, having survived several (very silly) plots on his life, ordered the hit on Kennedy in retaliation. Comment by SimAlex2000 — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 1:23pm PDT Reply to this post Or, in other words, round up the usual suspects. Comment by scrivener — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 1:57pm PDT Reply to this post Kennedy and a few choice cabinet members were the only ones standing in the way of that exact thing happening to Castro. Bay of Pigs was the “disaster” it was because Kennedy was trying to avoid the all out war blatantly assassinating Castro would have caused. Bottom line is, and this is according to E.Howard Hunt himself, the CIA was the front runner in Kennedy’s death and cover up. Comment by VRam — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 2:05pm PDT Reply to this post “Kennedy and a few choice cabinet members were the only ones standing in the way of that exact thing happening to Castro.” correction: Both John and Robert Kennedy were the ones who ordered the hit(s). Comment by SimAlex2000 — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 8:10pm PDT Reply to this post You are half right. The other half is he mob. And two other things that are very possible is that the actual hit team was the one hired to kill Castro but then shut down by JFK. Part of Bobby’s remorse is that he was part of the group that hired the team for the Castro job. Another interesting theory is that Howard Hughes might have put up the money. Comment by Jerry — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 8:39pm PDT Reply to this post Hey, I’m just happy for Ken Atchity that he has a “go” gig. Comment by Santayana — Monday April 16, 2012 @ 1:59pm PDT Reply to this post Comment by Dennis Patten — Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 12:23am PDT Reply to this post Jfk rfk both had so many enemies: the mob, the military, the rightwing…big oil…it goes on and on…as soon as jfk was dead..Bobby probably thought….what hell hath we wrought? Comment by larry Arnette — Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 3:54pm PDT Reply to this post The plot was hatched ion the midst of the plot to get Castro and backfired when many participants realized JFK and RFK were the ones standiing in the way; at this point, Oliver Stone’s movie does have relevance as the powers that be realized, with LBJ at the top, they could get their way Comment by larry Arnette — Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 3:59pm PDT Reply to this post Forthcoming Film To Coincide With JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary http://www.boomtron.com/2012/04/film-jfk-assassination-50th-anniversary/ by John Converse The more I think about it, the more I think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Not so much because I believe the cooked-up testimonials and ballistics of the Warren Commision Report, but because if I can convince myself of the theory of a Lone Gunman, I can cease giving a shit about the whole thing. All right, so I’m full of shit. Of course I can’t convince myself of the theory of a Lone Gunman. First of all, the words “Dallas, Texas” inherently imply the presence of more than a single manned rifle in any given space. Second, if I have to stop believing in Shadow Government, in a way, I have to start believing in Dick Cheney, and that’s something that I can never allow to happen. So I will embrace this latest foray into That Fateful Day In Dallas, based upon the book, The Kennedy Detail, which retells the story from the perspective of the Secret Service agents who were on duty at the time of the assassination. This may, once and for all, be the last conceivable angle from which this particular event can be covered. And if you are a particularly jaded sonofabitch, as I am, you might say that this is also the least relevant angle, because if the Secret Service had ever had any particularly valid perspective on the assassination of President Kennedy, they would have done something to stop it. Like closing a couple of windows. Maybe leaving the top on the Lincoln. According to Deadline, the plan is to get the thing shot, edited, and into theaters in late 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination. I suppose as far as your cold, calculated, exploitative business decisions go, this is probably a sound little bit of business strategy. Never mind that a documentary based upon the same source material was put out in 2010. I mean, duh. Like, who the fuck watches documentaries anyway?