R | | Biography, Drama, History
Natalie Portman knew her role would be her greatest challenge, and a heavy responsibility, given the realities of the Kennedys' life and place in history. But Portman had instant faith in the script. She was attracted to the idea that what was going on inside ... ...
Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him ...
The Journalist: ...
The exterior location shots in Washington, DC were generally in the historically correct location, but made no attempt to recreate those landmarks accurately in period. For example, the funeral cortege passes the Riggs Bank building across from the Department of the Treasury, but the building signage is for SunTrust (the bank that currently occupies this space and didn't exist until 1985). As Jackie is leaving the White House and passes a department store removing her iconic fashions from the windows, the building is what was the Garfinkels Department Store in 1963, but the signage is for that of The Hamilton restaurant, which now occupies the spot. Similarly, no attempt is made to "retro" or disguise the current (2017) signage and identities of the any of the buildings the funeral cortege passes in downtown Washington.
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