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‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ Could Become the Eighth Murder-Related Doc to Land an Oscar Nom

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper follows the case of the serial killer in South Central Los Angeles that spans more than 20 years. The first murder took place in 1985, but an apparent 14-year break between murders earned him the nickname of “the Grim Sleeper.” Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in 2010 and is currently awaiting trial for almost a dozen women, though the number could increase. Though the case is a major part of the film, Broomfield also explores poverty, racism and the police investigation that failed to warn the neighborhood that a serial killer was suspected until 2008.

The film made the Academy’s documentary feature shortlist and could land a nomination at the 87th Academy Awards. Here are seven other documentaries about murder in America that scored nominations (in chronological order):

Four Days in November (1964)

Released just a year after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination,
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DVD Review: 'Parkland'

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★★★☆☆Released in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, there was always going to be a question mark over the integrity of Peter Landesman's Parkland (2013): was this made to cash in on public interest, or is it a carefully researched ode to a much-loved president? On the outside it appears very polished with an appealing lineup of cast members, which helps to tickle the fancy of the sceptical viewer pondering if there are any angles left through which to view the events. Landesman developed the script from Vincent Bugliosi's Four Days in November, following suit in opening on the morning of the tragic Dallas motorcade shooting.
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DVD Review - Parkland (2013)

Parkland, 2013.

Directed by Peter Landesman.

Starring Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Colin Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and James Badge Dale.

Synopsis:

Set during the days that immediately followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Peter Landesman’s Parkland examines the impact felt by those directly involved in the shocking event. In his adaptation of Vincent Bugliosi’s novel, “Four days in November,” Landesman concentrates on the implications the shooting caused; changing the lives of the people affected forever.

Many of us have seen the famous “cine-film” footage of that fateful day, November 22nd 1963, when the then President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, was shot dead. That footage was filmed by Abraham Zapruder (played by Paul Giamatti) and from the moment he began filming, he would forever be known for that piece of film. Jim Carrico (Zac Efron) was the Doctor to
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Giveaway - Win Parkland on Blu-ray

Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. To celebrate its UK DVD and Blu-ray release on Monday, March 31st, we've got three copies of the film on Blu-eray to give away; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter...

Based on the chilling and acclaimed book 'Four Days In November' by Vincent Bugliosi, Parkland is fast-paced, original and features superb performances from some of Hollywood’s finest actors. A gripping true story, Parkland is sure to lend an absorbing and candid new perspective into that tragic day, that changed the course of history.

The outstanding ensemble cast includes: Zac Efron (Paperboy), Marcia Gay Harden (50 Shades of Grey), Billy Bob Thornton (The Man Who Wasn’t There), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) Colin Hanks (Dexter), Ron Livingston
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Parkland – review | Mark Kermode

Despite excellent cinematography and some first-class performances, this JFK assassination drama remains an also-ran

What else is there to say about the assassination of JFK? With every aspect of the case explored in both documentary (Killing Oswald also opens this week) and drama, it's hard to find an angle that hasn't been covered.

This solid but unremarkable adaptation of Vincent Bugliosi's painstaking book Four Days in November focuses on the lives of incidental characters (Zac Efron's exhausted young surgeon, Paul Giamatti's rattled Abraham Zapruder) who find themselves accidentally caught up in the whirlwind.

Barry Ackroyd's cinematography lends a typically authentic air to the proceedings and Jacki Weaver is extraordinary as Oswald's unhinged mother, Marguerite, but Parkland remains a bystander in the already overcrowded field of films about the events of November 1963.

Rating: 3/5

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Feature: 5 Films That Understand November 22, 1963

Chicago – Tomorrow, November 22nd, 2013, is the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Beyond the numerous TV programs and tributes expected for the memory, which films have lent the best perspective over the years regarding that Day in Dallas? The following offers five films for consideration.

Films and the cinema also figured in the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald. The alleged assassin ducked into Texas Theater in Dallas as he was on the run from the murder scene, and was apprehended inside the theater. A war film double feature was playing there – “Cry of Battle” (1963) and “War is Hell” (1963). It was the second film that was interrupted when police descended on Oswald.

The following five films – available for digital download, Blu-ray and DVD – provides different observations and objectives regarding November 22nd, 1963, and submits the facts, conspiracy theories and background players that were present in Dallas on that day.
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Parkland: a cure for all the other JFK conspiracy movies

Critics might be skeptics, but this drama about the events at the hospital after the shooting gets just about everything right

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Parkland (2013)

Director: Peter Landesman

Entertainment grade: B+

History grade: A

On 22 November 1963, John F Kennedy was shot as he was driven through Dallas, Texas, and died shortly afterwards. He was the fourth president of the United States to be assassinated.

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On the fateful morning, FBI and Secret Service men prepare for Kennedy's visit. Members of the public, including home-movie camera enthusiast Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), look forward to catching a glimpse of their president. At Parkland Hospital, 28-year-old Dr Jim Carrico (Zac Efron) wakes up for his shift and gets on with the important business of flirting with red-headed nurses. The film uses documentary footage and re-enactments to assemble the familiar events of that day: John and Jackie Kennedy
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Parkland review (London Film Festival)

This poignant and painful ensemble drama about the lesser-known figures caught up in the JFK assassination reminds us that history happens to regular people, too. I’m “biast” (pro): love the concept, love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Half a century on from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, here’s a fresh perspective on that awful day: that of the ordinary Americans caught up in the chaos. As history ripples out across the city, we meet an array of the people who are hit hardest: the nervous young doctor (Zac Efron: The Lucky One) on call at Parkland Hospital, where the President is rushed after being shot, and the experienced nurse (Marcia Gay Harden: A Cat in Paris) who must calm him down and get him
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'Cold Case JFK,' 'Secrets of the Dead': JFK assassination anniversary specials

On Nov. 22, America marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy - and television is giving viewers plenty to think about.

"Nova: Cold Case JFK" (PBS, Wednesday, Nov. 13): With a nod to the enduring conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination, the science series enlists modern investigators with state-of-the-art forensic tools to see if they can do a better job sorting out the evidence than was done in the '60s.

"Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One Pm Central Standard Time" (PBS, Wednesday): CBS news footage chronicles the assassination minute by minute, including Walter Cronkite's emotional report of Kennedy's death.

"Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" (TLC, Nov. 17): Actors including Laura Linney and John Krasinski bring to life some of the condolence letters written to Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband's death.

"Where Were You? The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw" (NBC,
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Eye-Catching UK Quad For JFK Drama ‘Parkland’

Director Peter Landesman’s adaptation of the book ‘Four Days In November‘ by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, recently premiered at the London Film Festival. Parkland side steps the familiar and controversial conspiracy theories of past television and film work for a look at the ordinary folk drawn in to the immediate events following the shocking assassination of Us President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the fateful day in Dallas, Texas 1963. The all-star biopic is also produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

We’ve a brand new UK quad for the film set for UK cinemas from the 8th November.

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. We follow in almost real time a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that would change their lives and forever
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Parkland set for JFK anniversary release

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Parkland set for JFK anniversary release
UK release moved back to November 22 to mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Koch Media has moved the UK release of Parkland from Nov 8 to Nov 22.

The film recounts the events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963.

It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept 1 and went on to screen at the Toronto Film Festival. It will play during the BFI London Film Festival this week [Oct 16], where it is nominated for best film.

Based on the book Four Days In November by Vincent Bugliosi, the adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who is marking his directorial debut.

The dramatic thriller is produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, as well as Exclusive Media, and The American Film Company.

It stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver and [link
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TCM To Commemorate 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22nd assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a primetime lineup on Thursday Nov. 21 featuring five powerful documentaries about Kennedy’s election, presidency and tragic death. Also included is a popular drama about Kennedy’s service during World War II.

TCM’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination will open with four works by documentary filmmaker Robert Drew, considered a pioneer of the cinéma verité. Drew’s use of new light-weight cameras traditional allowed him to capture reality as never before, leading to a filmmaking movement known as “direct cinema.” He utilized the new cameras for the first time while chronicling the election of John F. Kennedy in Primary (1960), airing at 8 p.m. (Et), which focuses on the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic Primary contest between Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey.

Primary will be followed by the
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Parkland Review

Parkland takes place on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, in the eye of the hurricane that was U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The focus of the film, though, is not the assassinated leader, but the people on the periphery of the shooting called upon to do their duty in the midst of horror and tragedy.

Based on the Vincent Bugliosi book Four Days in November, Parkland introduces us to characters affected and afflicted by the events of that day, but does little to make these people and their stories compelling.

Among the true-life people that the film chronicles are Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorrels (Billy Bob Thornton), who had never lost a president on his watch, and Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), a tailor who documented footage of the assassination on his 8mm camera. As expected, the assassination stuns both men, but writer/director Peter Landesman doesn’t know
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Four New Clips & Poster From JFK Drama ‘Parkland’

The forthcoming film Parkland is based on the book “Four Days In November” by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and looks at the immediate events following the shocking assassination of Us President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the fateful day in Dallas, Texas 1963. The all-star biopic is directed by Peter Landesman and produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

We’ve a collection of brand new clips and a new Us one-sheet from the picture set for Us cinemas on the 4th October and the UK 8th November.

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. We follow in almost real time a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that would change their lives and forever alter our world’s landscape: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital,
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Exclusive Interview With Peter Landesman On Parkland

First-time writer-director Peter Landesman hopes to showcase the emotional and physical struggles that American citizens and officials struggled to deal with in his new drama, Parkland.

Parkland recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, as it follows the assassination of JFK (Brett Stimely), as he was riding in a parade with his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy (Kat Steffens). The story weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances immediately following the president’s death.

Among those who first-handily contended with the murder were such civilians as the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital who tried to save Kennedy, including Dr. Malcom Perry (Colin Hanks) and Dr. Charles ‘Jim’ Carrico (Zac Efron); an unwitting cameraman, Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; and Robert Oswald (James Badge Dale), the brother of
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Parkland Movie Review

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Parkland Movie Review
Title: Parkland Exclusive Releasing Director: Peter Landesman Screenwriter: Peter Landesman from Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Four Days in November” Cast: James Badge Dale, Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Ron Livingston Screened at: Park Avenue, NYC, 9/24/13 Opens: October 4, 2013 Three major events of the past 100 years are so earth-shattering that inevitably people would ask: Where were you when…” For example, “Where were you when the Towers were brought down on 9/11?” “Where were you when Pearl Harbor was attacked?” And “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” In the last instance, I was busy teaching a Social Class in [ Read More ]

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First Clips From All-Star JFK Assassination Drama ‘Parkland’

Despite it’s absolute bonkers take on the unforgettable date of the 22nd November 1963, Oliver Stone’s JFK is still one of my all-time favourite films. So, anything regarding the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy I must seek out. The latest version of that fateful day in Dallas, Texas is writer/director Peter Landesman’s superbly cast Parkland. A gripping dramatisation centred on number of ordinary individuals caught in the infamous aftermath.

Parkland is based on the book “Four Days In November,” by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and we have three new clips from the film produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. We follow in almost real time a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that
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'Parkland': Lee Harvey Oswald under discussion in first clips - watch

'Parkland': Lee Harvey Oswald under discussion in first clips - watch
JFK assassination movie Parkland has unveiled its first two clips.

In one, FBI agents (including an appearance from Ron Livingston) discuss the screw-up which left supposed killer Lee Harvey Oswald to go about his business.

The second shows Oswald's mother and brother (Jacki Weaver and James Badge Dale) trying to come to terms with what has happened.

The film is named for the Parkland hospital in Dallas to which Kennedy was rushed after the fatal shooting on November 22, 1963.

Zac Efron will also star as a young doctor on call at the hospital when the President is brought in.

Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Jeremy Strong and Tom Welling also star in Peter Landesman's period drama.

Parkland is based on Vincent Bugliosi's Four Days In November.

It will open on September 20 in the Us and November 8 in the UK.
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Toronto Film Festival Kicks Off: 'Prisoners' and '12 Years a Slave' Continue to Soar

The 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night, and by Saturday morning, there were already some big winners and losers. The opening night film, “The Fifth Estate,” came in with high expectations considering it’s director is Oscar winner (for original screenplay for “Gods and Monsters”) Bill Condon and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Biopics are hot, the fact that the material is recent is hotter, and no one is hotter than Cumberbatch (Errr…in terms of pop culture, I mean. Ahem.) Yet despite a standing ovation from the crowd at the premiere, the critics seemed underwhelmed. Still, “Fifth Estate” fared better than the star-studded “Parkland,” an ensemble piece with Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton, and Paul Giamatti adapted from Vincent Bugliosi's book “Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” The film had already premiered to
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First trailer for JFK Assassination film, Parkland

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JFK’s assassination will be revisited once again in Parkland, an ensemble piece that follows the lives of ordinary people who were affected by the tragedy on November 22nd, 1963. The film is based on the novel “Four Days in November” by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and boasts a strong cast that includes Billy Bob Thorton, Paul […]

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