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DVD Review - Parkland (2013)

30 March 2014 11:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Parkland, 2013.

Directed by Peter Landesman.

Starring Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Colin Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and James Badge Dale.

Synopsis:

Set during the days that immediately followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Peter Landesman’s Parkland examines the impact felt by those directly involved in the shocking event. In his adaptation of Vincent Bugliosi’s novel, “Four days in November,” Landesman concentrates on the implications the shooting caused; changing the lives of the people affected forever.

Many of us have seen the famous “cine-film” footage of that fateful day, November 22nd 1963, when the then President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, was shot dead. That footage was filmed by Abraham Zapruder (played by Paul Giamatti) and from the moment he began filming, he would forever be known for that piece of film. Jim Carrico (Zac Efron) was the Doctor to »

- Gary Collinson

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Interview: Paul Giamatti talks about Parkland

7 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paul Giamatti talks about Parkland...

Director Peter Landesman credits Paul Giamatti’s involvement in Parkland as one of the key reasons that Abraham Zapruder’s family – consistently silent until now – agreed to collaborate with his film.

Landesman had reached out persistently to the relatives of Zapruder, the man who had witnessed the shooting of JFK through the lens of his little 8mm camera, but was turned away on numerous occasions.

“I’d go back to them and say, ‘no, really we want to tell his inner story.’ And there’d be silence. So I’d go back again because I just didn’t want to take ‘no’ for an answer,” says the director.

“I was starting to think that it would never happen, but then, when Paul Giamatti agreed to play Abraham Zapruder, we were able to present them with one of the finest actors of our generation – or of any generation for that matter. »

- Gary Collinson

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