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First ladies on film: the video portraits of Jackie Kennedy

In the biopic Jackie reïncarneert Natalie Portman the image of one of America’s most popular first ladies. She is not the first to do that. An overview of the other times that Jacqueline Kennedy prominently on the white cloth adorned.

Natalie Portman as Jackie. © GF

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Pablo Larraín’s Jackie appears on 1 February in the Belgian cinemazalen. The film portrays a fragile Jacqueline, just after the death of her husband, president John F. Kennedy. The first interview of the newly minted widow acts as a framework for a series of flashbacks and fragments, which not only reflect on the myths about the Kennedy’s, but also on hóé these events and the audience reached. Jackie is more than just a story of the American Camelot-history: at the meta-level talks in the film about how media outlets about the public perception reign supreme.

There are numerous cultural references to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. American pop culture is overflowing with references to the former first lady. The lady shows up on the day to be present in the hearts of countless Americans. That loving loyalty they acquired some fifty-five years ago, after she televisieteam rondleidde in the White House. A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1962, Franklin J. Schaffner) was a huge success, and She even won an Emmy for her charming gidsprestatie.

As the trailer of Jackie suggests, however, agree with the term “Camelot” to JFK’s reign referred to. What not everybody knows is that the first lady to the source of that comparison. John F. Kennedy had an exceptional love for the Broadwaymusical Camelot. After the death of her husband, quoted Jackie a sentence from one of the musical songs: the now legendary lines of “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one letter, shining moment, that was known as Camelot”. The show portrays king Arthur as an idealistic and peace seeking leader, a connotation that Jackie is eager to her husband connected. The first lady launched the Arthurian comparison in addition to a fundamental loss to stress: the end of Camelot/Kennedy will get the status of the end of an era. The musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe appears now and again sporadically in the podiumlandschap, and in 1967, adapted by Joshua Logan, the Broadwaysucces to an eponymous feature film.

That Natalie Portman in Jackie in the sheet of mrs. Kennedy was allowed to crawl, was not unique. Other actresses performed the first lady earlier (or not) with gloss. Remarkably, there are mainly tv work. For instance, Katie Holmes in the miniseries The Kennedys (2011) the role, just like Sarah Michelle Gellar in A Woman Named Jackie (1991) did. Also several tv-movies tried to find a picture of JFK’s widow. That produced impressive – ahem – titles such as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981), Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000), The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003), Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2011).

JFK received in 1963, a bullet through his head, what artists in 2013 collectively inspired to the history 50 years after the date of dress milking. Kennedy films were moderately relevant, with the emergence of, among others, Killing Kennedy(2013, Nelson McCormick), Butler (2013, Lee Daniels) and Parkland (2013, Peter Landesman).

Finally, Grey Gardens (1975, Albert and David Maysles) is a notable Jackie-related pearl. The film is based not on a physical representation of the popular lady, but focuses on her rather eccentric family. Grey Gardens shows Jacquelines aunt and niece, which in a halfverrot, remote house, their every day life. In 2009, HBO, an eponymous remake, with Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie.

Jackie appears on 1 February in the Belgian cinemas.

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