Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...If you've got a conspiracy theory about the JFK assassination, Peter Landesman doesn't want to know. The director of Parkland wants facts, not conjecture, and knows that's not always popular..."
"...So, too, with JFK. Here the bottom line is the demolition of the “lone gunman” assassination theory..."
"...I didn't like what happened. Assassination is anti-democratic..."
"...I suppose we've nearly reached the historical tipping point of cultural obsession with the Kennedy assassination. Most younger people I know don't share my generation's sense that the moment marked a loss of American innocence; that current honor goes, understandably enough, to 9/11..."
"...Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B..."
"...Williams, Beau Starr, Caralissa Gines and Robert Davi. Now I know what can happen after one too many viewings of the Zapruder film of the JFK assassination..."
"...To students of the JFK assassination, the strange life of Ruth Paine is yet another reason to insist that the truth is out there. Michael and Ruth Paine moved to Irving from southeastern Pennsylvania in 1959 because Michael went to work for Bell Helicopter, a new company in Ft..."
"...When journalist-turned-filmmaker Peter Landesman started writing the script for his JFK assassination film Parkland, he knew there was still drama in the oft-told tragedy. He said, "The movie's shocking, not because we don't know the outcome, but because the real journey of how we got there is so interesting and heroic."..."
"...This bio-pic, set in 16th-century Europe, depicts the life and times of the famed physician and prognositicator Nostradamus. His adherents claim his predictions included the JFK assassination, both world wars, AIDS, moon landings, and more..."
"...From 1991 to 1994, SXSW managing director Roland Swenson co-hosted an annual conference in Dallas called the Assassination Symposium on Kennedy, known as ASK, that drew hundreds of curious characters seeking the truth about John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination..."
"...At the same time, most people are similarly disinclined to be thought so impossibly naive that they buy the Warren Commission Report. Off the top of my head, I would say the most popular attitude adopted by people in general toward the assassination of JFK is one of more or less silent and knowing skepticism..."
"...Intimacy can be a terrifying thing, and Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero) and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim have made the most intimate portrait yet of Jacqueline Kennedy’s horrifying ordeal following the assassination of her husband, president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Jackie has a nightmare vibe to it that’s palpable and unsettling, and Portman’s performance as the widowed first lady is a tour de force of conflicting emotions brought on by the impossibly ghastly reality bookending that sunny day in Dallas..."
"...Certain key elements and figures (i.e., Brian Epstein) are glossed over, and the film’s U.S.-centric biases are front and center. Beatlemania is seen through the fulcrum of such events as JFK’s assassination and the escalating war in Vietnam..."
"...Elsewhere, on the ground floor, across from the freshly madeover LBJ animatronic, is a bank of telephones and touch screens titled "Please Hold for the President." Visitors may pick up an old-school phone receiver and listen to recordings of conversations – like so many future Watergate buggers – between LBJ and a host of historic figures in the first days after the assassination: Gerald Ford, Nellie Connally, Rose Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and more...."
"...Mad Dog behavior generally fits in with what one hears about the Sixties counterculture that was being waged on a national level, but Mad Dog and the counterculture are not the same thing. The anti-Texas fervor that existed in the nation after the JFK assassination, coupled with the transformation that was happening in Texas from a rural to urban society, made Mad Dog artists acutely aware of their status as creative people from a place that most observers thought was deeply uncreative..."
"...Originated for the stage by the same three performers who here bring these characters to the screen, the story is an extended meditation on the effects of lengthy isolation and physical containment on the growth of the individual. On November 22, 1963, a typical nuclear family is watching TV and, upon seeing JFK's assassination, become convinced that the commies have taken over and head immediately for their basement fallout shelter..."
"...Eastwood's latest, in which he stars but does not direct, is a smart and absorbing contemporary thriller. His Frank Horrigan, a weathered Secret Service agent spackled with guilt(?), remorse(?), self-doubt(?), confusion(?) regarding his role in the 1963 assassination of JFK, is a classic creation..."
"...The movie falls so in love with its sweet protagonist that it tries to make him a real hero. Not to dive into the sinkhole that is assassination speculation, but only two things about Ruby's actions seem likely: either by shooting Oswald he was cleaning up a few loose ends for someone, or he was acting out of grief and some crazy idea of revenge..."
"...Asked what he found then that interested him the most, Cranston turned to a memento from the wake of John Kennedy's assassination: "A very little thing, but it meant a lot to me," he said. "There was a letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson about four days after the assassination, and in it she thanked him and praised him for his courage to walk with Jack during the funeral procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C..."
"...Kennedy. A political assassination is both a personal tragedy for loved ones and an attack on democracy, and the anniversary of JFK's assassination is a time for reflection on that brutality..."