Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Kevin Costner, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman

Oliver Stone "solves" the Jfk assassination in his long but magnificently gripping drama. The story is told through the eyes of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison who refuses to accept the official truth. You may disagree with Stone's conspiracy theory, but he puts forward a wonderful piece of filmaking. The film is brilliantly shot and edited, and both were rewarded with an Oscar. A first-rate emsemble cast adds the icing on the cake. The screenplay is based on Garrison's book On the Trail of the Assassins and on Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs.