Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, famed director Oliver Stone slammed Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing Kennedy novel and film adaptation, deriding them as a “simplistic” representation of events that he finds disagreeable.
The film adaptation of O’Reilly’s co-authored book premieres next week on the National Geographic Channel. Promotional materials have touted the movie as “an entirely new take on the story you thought you knew.”
But as the director of 1991’s JFK, which famously depicted multiple assassins, Oliver Stone disagrees.
“Am I going to watch Killing Kennedy? No,” he flatly told THR. “Because I don’t agree with Mr. O’Reilly. I think he’s taking the simplistic, Manichaean, dramatic point of view. I saw the poster, which is just ridiculous — with Kennedy in the foreground and this lone assassin in the background.”
Stone maintains his belief that on Friday, November 22, 1963, multiple people shot down President Kennedy in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. “I think it was a professional ambush. I’ve always thought so,” he said.
Read the full interview here.
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