Thursday, March 21, 2013

Interview with the Assassin (2002)

Director: Neil Burger. Cast: Dylan Haggerty, Raymond J. Barry, Renee Faia. 88 min. Rated R. Drama.

A mockumentary, in its best form. An old neighbor tells an out-of-job reporter he was the second gunman at Dealey Plaza in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot, and his dying wish is to have his last statements recorded. You know throughout the film it's all fake, but still, it does a fascinating job at keeping its grip on the viewer. Not necessarily a must see for conspiracy theorists, but one for the common viewer, to see how cinema can be used to emotionally stimulate the audience based on an entirely fictional narrative.

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