Thursday, November 21, 2013

Parkland (2013)

Director: Peter Landesman. Cast: Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Ron Livingston, Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Welling, Colin Hanks, Jackie Earle Haley, Jacki Weaver. 93 min. Rated PG-13. History/Thriller.

A snapshot. That's all. The film's goal is to portray how it felt 50 years ago on this day, to have been in Parkland Memorial Hospital, when they brought in a popular president with a blown skull - and succeeds magnificently. The movie completely avoids any conspiracy theory about the Kennedy assassination, and sticks to the tense, crushing atmosphere of the day, and the three days after. For our generation, 9/11 was the day the world changed, and we know how it felt. This film projects the feelings of the day the last generation's world changed. Seemed as bad.

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