REFLECTIONS ON "JACKIE": PART XVI
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 from "A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy." CBS reporter Charles Collingswood and the First Lady are in the Monroe Room* on the 2nd floor of the mansion. It is February 1962.
"My husband has so many meetings up here...all the men who want to see him now sit in the hall with baby carriages going by them. So (now after the restoration of the Monroe Room) they can sit in here...."
President Kennedy "handsome, resplendent" enters the room and greets Mr. Collingswood.
Mr. Collingswood says...
"Mrs. Kennedy has been showing us about the White House and all the changes she's made."
The President responds...
"I think (Jackie's brought) us much more intimately in contact with all the men who lived here."
*The Monroe Room, renamed the Treaty Room, was the location of President James Monroe's French Empire center table & a copy of the desk on which he signed the Monroe Doctrine. The room, decorated for Mrs. Kennedy by Stephane Boudin, includes a wallpaper reproduction from the room in which President Lincoln died at the Petersen House.
"Jackie-Screenplay," by Script Pipeline, www.scriptpipeline.com/