Half a century after President John F. Kennedy was shot, the new movie "Parkland" relives history from the perspective of those who were most intimately connected to the president’s assassination in the chaotic hours and days that followed that fateful motorcade ride through downtown Dallas.
"Parkland" writer and director Peter Landesman told “Top Line” that the film puts the story’s most prominent characters – the president and the first lady – in the periphery of the storyline to focus instead on the less-known and real-life “Shakespearean dramas” that were unfolding all around.
“For 50 years we've seen this story through the narrative of the murder mystery,” Landesman said. “And we never really thought about those to whom it really happened, who survived the weekend.”
Though the film avoids dealing with the many conspiracy theories that surround the Kennedy assassination, it does raise the question of whether Lee Harvey Oswald could have been stopped. FBI agent Jim Hosty,Read More »from Could Oswald have been stopped? Untold stories around JFK assassination 50 years later