Monday, November 25, 2013

DVD Review: JFK: A New World Order

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge, from Mill Creek Entertainment  via Click Communications, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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I imagine some of you may be wondering why I'm sunning a review of a DVD about JFK today.

After all, the 22nd was the anniversary of his assassination. But when I think of that traumatic event, I don't see the Dallas motorcade, I see these 2 pictures:

blackjack at JFK funeral
Courtesy of AP archives

john john saluting funeral procession
Courtesy of AP archives

Perhaps because I was not born yet, and seeing them in a historical context, they showed the loss more to me, the tradition, and Jackie's calm, in an unforgetable moment. We shouldn't just remember the horror- we should remember the outpouring of LOVE and acknowledgement for the man, and his position, that American gave to President Kennedy at his funeral.


Over Six Hours Of The Myth And Memory of JFK The Man Who Captivated A Nation!

This historical documentary chronicles the life of President John F. Kennedy from birth to his untimely death in 1963. This brand new eight - part commemorative documentary series, which also contains over three hours of bonus content, is available as a BD+DVD combo.

This in-depth chronicle of John F. Kennedy’s life from barely surviving birth, to the years leading up to his decision to enter politics, to the tragic events in Dallas on November 22, 1963 to the legacy he created.  Journey through the pivotal moments that created one of America s most beloved, influential and controversial figures through interviews with historians and archival footage that commemorate the man and the myth that is John F. Kennedy.      
“This documentary was created to honor John F. Kennedy, his life and legacy.  We recognize that their was a void in available content about JFK’s entire life, and are proud to release one of the most in depth-documentaries available about our 35th president,” says Jeff Hayne, Vice President Content Acquisitions for Mill Creek Entertainment.              

Program 1: Early Years

John F. Kennedy’s life through his election as the 35th President of the United States.

Program 2: For All to See

The 1960 Presidential election and the many obstacles, including familial and religious, that Kennedy needed to overcome to win the United States Presidency.

Program 3: New Frontiers

The beginnings of John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

Program 4: Doomsday Averted 

The Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis, to his proudest achievements, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Program 5: A Wall of Words

The origins of Soviet-American tensions in the divided city of Berlin from the final days of World War II up through the time of John F. Kennedy’s Presidency.

Program 6: War Within & Without Part 1

Civil Rights, from his record as a senator up though the transformation near the end of his life that would help inspire the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Program 7: War Within & Without Part 2

The events in Southeast Asia that eventually led to America’s war in Vietnam.

Program 8: Camelot And Beyond 

His health and private life, marriage and family, the myth of Camelot, and finally, his assassination and legacy.

- Kennedy vs. Nixon Debate
- Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 
- Funeral Service of President John F. Kennedy 

For those of us who did not live through the Kennedy years, it can be hard to see how America was so enamored of Kennedy. We forget that what we know NOW, is not what was known THEN. Back then the press could be kept from reporting everything about a person. Would it have been different, if Americans had had the internet back then?

Maybe, maybe not. Americans had more faith (literally) and trust in their government. The space age brought proof of dreams fulfilled, and the Vietnam conflict only just being talked about in government halls. In many ways, Kennedy's death made a generation grow up and was the precursor to so many changes.By watching this documentary, you can see how a generation became enthralled with Kennedy- how he represented them in his youth, young family and hopes for the future. President Kennedy was much more than just a 3 minute assassination clip, and this DVD helps all of us to remember that, and we highly recommend it! 

Little known fact- Jackie contacted the US Army and requested to purchase Black Jack, after the funeral, when he was decommissioned as the caparison horse for the army funerals. She also received his tack, and the boots, which had been used at President Kennedy's funeral.


About Mill Creek Entertainment
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1 comment:

  1. I bet my husband would love this movie great Christmas gift idea.


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