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Film review

JFK assassination movie 'Parkland' cluttered but effective

From left, Paul Giamatti stars as Abraham Zapruder, Paul Sparks plays Harry McCormick and Billy Bob Thornton portrays Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels in “Parkland.”
Photographer: Claire Folger/Exclusive Media Entertainment
From left, Paul Giamatti stars as Abraham Zapruder, Paul Sparks plays Harry McCormick and Billy Bob Thornton portrays Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels in “Parkland.”
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History hasn’t let us think about the blood.

It was all over Jackie Kennedy, the Secret Service agents and especially the doctors and nurses crowded into that emergency room at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

“Parkland” is a fascinating insider’s view of those fateful two days in November 1963, when a president was murdered, his assassin was gunned down in custody and generations of conspiracies were born.

Journalist-turned-filmmaker Peter Landesman and a cast of character ...

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