Parkland

PARKLAND

Review: Tells the heart-stopping and powerful true story, which has never been told, of the people behind the scenes of one of the most scrutinised moments in history in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Director: Peter Landesman
Actors: Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Matt Barr, Mallory Moye, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Tulloch, Ron Livingston, Jason Douglas, David Harbour, James Badge Dale, Larry Jack Dotson, Austin Nichols and Jonathan Breck
Year: 2013
Genre: Drama and History
Conclusion: 2/5
This is based on a book by Vincent Bugliosi called “Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”. I felt that this story has been done so many times plus there was no new materiel in this for a film to be made. I struggled to find what the message was and what point the director was trying to make. He didn’t really have enough materiel. A star studded cast including Zac Efron who was brilliant and was the only person that I was convinced by. This is Peter Landesman’s debut theatrical feature film.  Barry Ackroyd has done a fantastic job with the cinematography. The hospital (Parkland) was recreated in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Austin, Texas. This film was released on November 22nd 2013, exactly 50 years to the day after the tragic events happened. 

 

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