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'Killing Kennedy' a sobering glimpse into president's final days

In one scene, Lowe and Goodwin paint a portrait of the last private moments of the first couple in a Texas hotel suite before the parade. As Jackie lays out the now infamous pink Chanel suit, the two share loving banter.

"I'm so glad that you're here, it's so much better when you're here," Kennedy says. "Because the one thing I could never bear would be to lose you."

The film, based on Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's book by the same name, chronicles the events that culminated with the assassination of the nation's 35th president on Nov. 22, 1963. It carefully interlaces old film reels and TV broadcasts and delves beyond the details of that fateful day and the aftermath, showing viewers the intimate moments behind JFK's presidency as well as the tale behind Oswald.

Will Rothhaar, who took on a challenge portraying one of the most notorious killers in American history, said he attempted to convey Oswald's strife and frustration just to be noticed, heard or respected.

"Everyone thinks of him as this two-dimensional villain," Rothhaar said, adding that while viewers may not feel compassion for him, Oswald is certainly relatable.


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