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Parkland – review It may lack the grandeur of Oliver Stone's JFK, but this candid take on the Kennedy assassination has an inherent validity Heartfelt … Billy Bob Thornton in Peter Landesman's JFK drama Parkland. Photograph: The American Film Company/Sportsphoto Ltd/AllstarIs parkland a jaw-dropping film?
It's rather jaw-dropping, though perhaps not in the way the makers of "Parkland" intended. Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications.Does parkland show the bloody deed in the movie?
("Parkland" does not show the bloody deed, either in a dramatic staging or directly via Zapruder's footage.)What happened at Parkland Memorial Hospital?
Among those particularly caught up in the catastrophe are the staff at Dallas's Parkland Memorial Hospital, who find themselves enduring Marx's dictum about history repeating itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. To start with, they have Kennedy's bloody body wheeled in.