The guys who edited Oliver Stone‘s JFK (’91) — Joe Hutshing (Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire) and Pietro Scalia (Good Will Hunting, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) — deserved their Best Editing Oscar and then some.

Two years ago a You Tube commenter said, “Sometimes I wonder how many times in my life I’ve seen JFK’s head explode.” Ten months ago another wrote, “Whenever I watch President Kennedy die, it deeply saddens me.” Around the same time another guy wrote, “I’ve probably seen JFK’s head explode a million times.”

Honestly? I’ve probably watched this grotesque footage at least a couple of hundred times, and despite what certain conspiracy buffs have been claiming all along I know for a damn fact there was no occipital back-of-the-head blowout — the spillage was strictly limited from the top of the head down to the right-side temple.