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Oswald's Ghost (2007) Robert Stone, the director of Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst , has become one of our most important documentarians — a filmmaker who reclaims… 2007-11-30 Unrated PT83M Documentary Gary Hart Norman Mailer Seventh Art
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Oswald's Ghost (2007)

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A KILLER DOC Robert Stone assembles a fascinating look at Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination in Oswald's Ghost
A KILLER DOC Robert Stone assembles a fascinating look at Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination in Oswald's Ghost
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 30, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Seventh Art

Robert Stone, the director of Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, has become one of our most important documentarians — a filmmaker who reclaims history. In Oswald's Ghost, his vast chronicle of the JFK assassination and its cultural aftermath, Stone uses little-seen footage to assemble the events of Nov. 22, 1963, with a fascinating present-tense density. He then enters the vortex of conspiracy theory, only to free us from its dark tangle. Figures like the anti-lone-gunman buff Mark Lane have their say, but the movie's bard is Norman Mailer, whose dissection of Lee Harvey Oswald is more chilling than any conspiracy. A

Originally posted Dec 05, 2007 Published in issue #969 Dec 14, 2007 Order article reprints