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John F. Kennedy remains central to both the American and the global imagination. Featuring essays by leading literary critics, historians, and film scholars, The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy addresses such topics as Kennedy's youth in Boston and his time at Harvard, his foreign policy and his role in reshaping the US welfare state, his relationship to the civil rights and conservative movements, and the ongoing reverberations of his life and death in literature and film. Going beyond historical or biographical studies, these chapters explore the creation and afterlife of an icon, a figure who still embodies - and sparks debate about - what it means to be American.

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Chew, Sam Jr., Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (Dir. Richard T. Heffron, 1977).
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Sheen, Martin, Kennedy (Dir. Jim Goddard, 1983).
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Farrell, Mike, JFK: A One-Man Show (Dir. Frank Perry, 1984).
De Young, Cliff, Robert Kennedy & His Times (Dir. Marvin J. Chomsky, 1985).
Frank, Charles, LBJ: The Early Years (Dir. Peter Werner, 1987).
Hindle, Hart, J. Edgar Hoover (Dir. Robert L. Collins, 1987).
Pine, Robert, Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (Dir. Michael O’Herlihy, 1987).
Weber, Steven, The Kennedys of Massachusetts (Dir. Lamont Johnson, 1990).
Collins, Stephen, A Woman Named Jackie (Dir. Lawrence Peerce, 1991).
Kelly, James F., Sinatra (Dir. James Steven Sadwith, 1992).
Dempsey, Patrick, JFK: Reckless Youth (Dir. Harry Winer, 1993).
Shannon, Michael J., “Tikka to Ride” (Red Dwarf episode, January 17, 1997).
Murphy, Michael, The Island (Dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh, 1998).
Peterson, William, The Rat Pack (Dir. Rob Cohen, 1998).
Greenwood, Bruce, Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson, 2000).
Matheson, Tim, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Dir. David Burton Morris, 2000).
Kelly, Daniel Hugh, Jackie, Ethel, & Joan: The Women of Camelot (Dir. Larry Shaw, 2001).
Donovan, Martin, RFK (Dir. Robert Dornhelm, 2002).
Davis, Ossie, Bubba Ho-Tep (Dir. Don Coscarelli, 2002).
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The John Glenn Story (Dir. Michael R. Lawrence, 1962).
The Manchurian Candidate (Dir. John Frankenheimer, 1962).
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Dir. Robert Drew, 1963).
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (Dir. Larry Buchanan, 1964).
Topaz (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1969).
Executive Action (Dir. David Miller, 1973).
Hearts and Minds (Dir. Peter Davis, 1974).
Parallax View (Dir. Alan J. Pakula, 1974).
Winter Kills (Dir. William Richert, 1979).
The Right Stuff (Dir. Philip Kaufman, 1983).
Volunteers (Dir. Nicholas Meyer, 1985).
JFK (Dir. Oliver Stone, 1991).
“The Boyfriend: Part I” (Seinfeld episode, dir. Tom Cherones, February 12, 1992).
Citizen Cohn (Dir. Frank Pierson, 1992).
Love Field (Dir. Jonathan Kaplan, 1992).
Malcolm X (Dir. Spike Lee, 1992).
Ruby (Dir. John Mackenzie, 1992).
In the Line of Fire (Dir. Wolfgang Peterson, 1993).
Matinee (Dir. Joe Dante, 1993).
Forrest Gump (Dir. Robert Zemeckis, 1994).
Ghosts of Mississippi (Dir. Rob Reiner, 1996).
The House of Yes (Dir. Mark Waters, 1997).
Blast from the Past (Dir. Hugh Wilson, 1999).
The Dish (Dir. Rob Sitch, 2000).
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Dir. Errol Morris, 2003).
The Good Shepherd (Dir. Robert De Niro, 2006).
Call of Duty: Black Ops (video game set during and after the Cuban Missile Crisis, 2010).
The Rum Diary (Dir. Bruce Robinson, 2011).
X-Men: First Class (Dir. Matthew Vaughn, 2011).
Killing Kennedy (Dir. Nelson McCormick, 2013).


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