Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived Poster

Release Date: August 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Conjecture surrounds President Kennedy's possible actions if he had not been assassinated in 1963.

Director: Koji Masutani

Genres: Documentary

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  • It examines other crises faced by JFK - Cuba, the Berlin Wall, civil war in Laos, the insurgency in Vietnam - and finds that in each case Kennedy chose talk over tanks. (Often, he went against advice of aides and generals.) show more

  • Many of the film's most entertaining moments are, ironically, its most peripheral: Namely, the extensive archival clips of news conferences in which an alternately relaxed and tense Kennedy jostled with journalists show more

  • The film does, however, assemble an amazing array of recorded conversations and vintage newsreel, and offers up enough press conference footage to make one nostalgic for the days when an uncowed, penetrating press really did serve the public interest, and the president was a smart, inspirational and often very funny figure who could think on his feet and fearlessly take on all comers. show more

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