Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas (JFKASSASSINATION) In a recent article by Robert Wilonsky of Dallas News, Peter Landesman, writer and director of Tom Hank's new movie "PARKLAND" says the film...
"doesn't pick sides between lone gunman or vast conspiracy."
This may come to somewhat of a shock to many conspiracy advocates when they learn that the movie is based on Vincent Bugliosi's "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy" which supports the lone gunman scenario.
PARKLAND stars Jeremy Strong as Lee Harvey Oswald, Billy Bob Thornton as Secret Service agent Forest Sorrels, and Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder.
Mr. Wilonsky's excellent piece also includes the "first look" at the movie via the just released (watch it via You Tube below) trailer. If the movie is as well done as the trailer, it should be really be good.
We also learn from Robert Wilonsky that most of the filming was done not in Dallas, but in Fort Worth.
The reason for this is most likely because Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where JFK was rushed after the shooting is still a 24/7 functioning medical facility.
Hospital scenes were filmed in an old hospital in Austin.
Scenes that were filmed in Dallas, where the President was shot and treated, comprise, according to Wilonsky's article, just one day's worth of footage.
The first takes, however, were in Dealey Plaza in Dallas where the Presidential motorcade was traveling at the time shots were fired on November 22, 1963, 50 years ago this fall.
Landesman described it as "a spiritual experience," and added...
"Paul Giamatti (portraying Abraham Zapruder) was just masterful, and that really set the tone for the rest of the shoot."
"The trailer for 'Parkland,' the story of Dallas (mostly filmed in Austin) on November 22, 1963," by Robert Wilonsky, DallasNews, August 21, 2013, www.popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/
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