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A behinds the scenes look of one of the most iconic First Lady in the US trying to cope with such a tragedy that happened to not just the President of the US but her husband.
Short but insightful movie
It is a fever dream of a movie, tracking its subject as she tries to maintain control, maintain her composure and her sanity, and as she tries — shellshocked, quaking with grief, but also fiercely determined — to shape and secure her husband’s legacy.
At the center of this swirl of events, poignant recollections and utter pandemonium, Ms. Portman’s Jackie is a mesmerizing presence.
Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady, reeling in the wake of tragedy while at the same time summoning the defiant fortitude needed to make her husband's death meaningful, and to ensure her own survival as something more than a fashionably dressed footnote.
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- The project was announced with Darren Aronofsky as director, and starring Rachel Weisz as Jacqueline Kennedy. Both withdrew, but Aronofsky stayed on as a producer.
- When Jackie and Bobby Kennedy are in the hearse and Jackie quizzes the driver about previous assassinated presidents, Bobby is shown in closeup with his left hand completely flat against the side of his face with fingers fully extended. Following a jump cut to a medium shot, Bobby is now shown with his fingers curled up into his palm.
- Jackie Kennedy: I will march with Jack, alone if necessary