R | | Biography, Drama, History
Pablo Larraín said of Production Designer Jean Rabasse's work: "What Jean did in rebuilding the White House was amazing. I remember the first time that I walked onto the finished set, I was stunned. It was literally the same place you see in photographs. When Jackie Kennedy... ...
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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