JACKIE DVD REVIEW

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via vulture.com | onetakekate.com

Jackie is one of those #ICYMI treasures that if you didn’t have a chance to see this when it was released in NZ cinemas earlier this year; then you’re in for a gripping evening of cinema at home (…or what ever time of day you watch it, I’m not policing you!) However, I do suggest that you grab yourself some popcorn, put your phone on the other side of the room and immerse yourself in this breath-taking piece of film-making.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via Yahoo.com | onetakekate.com
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via Yahoo.com

 

Will you like Jackie?
After President John F. Kennedy’s assassination First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) fought through unimaginable trauma to console her children and define her husband’s legacy. Her composed grief was captured in mesmerizing images. But what no one saw is what went on behind closed doors in Jackie’s private, tightly contained world.

 

What did One Take Kate think of Jackie?

 

So, what are the Special Features like?

From Jackie to Camelot
A fantastic 21 minute featurette looking at every aspect of creating this faithfully produced biopic about one of the most well-known widows in history. Beginning with the initial concepts and ideas for the film, discussed by Director Pablo Larraín and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner, Allegiant); through to the painstaking creation of Jackie as played by Natalie Portman detailing the costume requirements, the dialect coaching and the hours of footage that Portman viewed in order to get Jackie just right. There’s also a great section on the creation of the 1961 White House Tour TV Show which was hosted by Jackie, that has been recreated for this film through a shot-for-shot re-shoot on period authentic cameras, down to the construction of a smaller scaled White House interior from the era for Portman to move through to match with the original footage – incredible stuff! A great look at what it’s taken to create this film and backed by perspectives from Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard and more.

Gallery
A collection of stills from behind the scenes on Jackie, along with images of scenes that were shot in-situ, on set.

Bonus Trailers at start of disc for: Café Society, Captain Fantastic and La La Land.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via hollywoodreporter.com | onetakekate.com
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Image via hollywoodreporter.com

 

Jackie is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now.

Natalie Portman is incredible in her role in Jackie, tell me in the comments; Which Natalie Portman role do you enjoy most?

One Take Kate

Feature Image via Vulture.com

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