REFLECTIONS ON "JACKIE": PART XIX
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) JFK+50 begins the year 2017 with a review of "Jackie" starring Natalie Portman. "Jackie" is a Fox Searchlight Pictures film directed by Pablo Larrain.
The screenplay was written by Noah Oppenheim. Released on December 2, 2016, the movie has an "R" rating and lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The scene is outside Jackie's bedroom at the White House. Bill Walton puts up a plaque which reads...
"In this room lived John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline during the 2 years 10 months & 2 days he was President of the United States: January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963."*
The next scene is Jackie riding in a motorcade through the streets of Washington, D.C. at night...Camelot begins to play...
"....think back on all the tales that you will remember...of Camelot."
The final scene of the movie is in the ballroom at the White House. Jackie, in a red dress, is dancing with the President. She rests her head on his shoulder and as Camelot plays she smiles.
*Lindsey Mather writes in Architectural Digest that Jackie had her White House Bedroom designed & decorated to closely resemble her bedroom in their Georgetown home.
This concludes our review of the movie "Jackie." We highly recommend the movie to our visitors. For those, like us, who lived through those four dark days it will bring back the sadness and remind us of what we lost. For those who did not live through it, hopefully it will enlighten you on one of the most tragic events in our history and make you feel as if you did.
"Jackie Kennedy's White House Bedroom Included a Unique Fixture," by Lindsey Mather, November 1, 2016, Architectural Digest, www.architecturaldigest.com/
"Jackie-Screenplay," by Script Pipeline, www.scriptpipeline.com/