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Kennedy mini-series canceled. But why?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed January 26th, 2011, 12:32 am

But what did Kennedy ever do that made him GREAT?

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Post by Divia » Wed January 26th, 2011, 1:21 am

[quote=""Michy""]That tends to happen around here.

It is the Kennedy family's prevalence in American politics over the past 60-70 years that gives them historical relevance, at least in the minds of many. JFK's assassination has forever enshrined his administration and added mystique and intrigue to the whole family that gives them even more interest (again, to many). That's probably not going to change, at least as long as there are Baby Boomers still alive.

Although with the death of Ted Kennedy, it does seem as if their political prominence is now on the decline. Yes, there are still many of the younger generation involved in politics, but none of them have the aura or influence of the earlier generation.[/quote]


Yeah the baby boomers are feeding it. No doubt there. And thank god that no more Kennedeys are coming up the ranks.
[quote=""chuck""]"No body's bashing the Kennedy's--or anyone else--here." Are you serious?....generalizations, innuendos, put downs, sarcasm,......lets see did I forget anything?.......[/quote]

Eye rollings. I'm sure there have been some. If not, let me insert one here. :rolleyes: :p

[quote=""MLE""]But what did Kennedy ever do that made him GREAT?[/quote]

He slept with Marylin Monroe. :confused:

He got shot :confused:

He married a pretty wife :confused:

He spoke prettily :confused:

I never will forget it when my mother was talkign about how horrible Jackie had it after her hubby died and then she married the old rich man. She said "Thats what those people do." She practically said it with a tear in her eye like Jacke was some great martyr I thought( and I was around 14 at the time) oh rich pretty women marry old farts for their money so they can have someone take care of them.

That being said....the producers I read said they wanted the script changed a few times. So they did alter it. Yet it still wasnt good enough?
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Post by Michy » Wed January 26th, 2011, 1:31 am

[quote=""Divia""]Yeah the baby boomers are feeding it. No doubt there. [/quote] Well, to be fair, you and I might feel differently had we been alive during JFK's time. But I think that for those of us born after (at least most of us) the Kennedys have held little if any fascination.

He slept with Marylin Monroe. :confused:

He got shot :confused:

He married a pretty wife :confused:

He spoke prettily :confused:
He fathered one of the most gorgeous hunks who has ever lived. :D

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Post by Rowan » Wed January 26th, 2011, 1:33 am

[quote=""Michy""]That tends to happen around here.

It is the Kennedy family's prevalence in American politics over the past 60-70 years that gives them historical relevance, at least in the minds of many. JFK's assassination has forever enshrined his administration and added mystique and intrigue to the whole family that gives them even more interest (again, to many). That's probably not going to change, at least as long as there are Baby Boomers still alive.[/quote]

A movie predominantly about his sexual escapades has no relevance whatsoever and after looking up the plot of the movie, that is what it is. If you're going to make a movie about how terrible he truly was, stick with politics.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 26th, 2011, 2:06 am

Rowan, is that really what it's about or is that just the angle that's being used for marketing?

If anyone wants to talk about the Kennedy family's mystique you have to include Rose (who was amazing) and Bobby, who was also assasinated after winning the California primary (which guaranteed him a lock on the nomination). Two of them assasinated. Someone didn't like the family very much.

JFK had a charisma that is hard to match. He also had a great speech writer.

Kveto, isn't it lovely how administrations take the blame for things done by their predecessors? I'm sure that can't be just in the US.

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Post by Divia » Wed January 26th, 2011, 11:04 am

[quote=""Rowan""]A movie predominantly about his sexual escapades has no relevance whatsoever and after looking up the plot of the movie, that is what it is. If you're going to make a movie about how terrible he truly was, stick with politics.[/quote]

I second Love's question. Is that what the movie is about? If so why whould the HC go into production with a movie like this knowing what it was about. Again I say they had to rewrite the script, or parts of it twice.

Kennedy's sex life fascinates people. Simple fact is so does sex. It sells. Why not make a steamy little movie about his trysts.

Michy I'm sure there are some in our generation who are captivated by him. But I dont think its as powerful among our gen as it is with the Baby Boomers.
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The Kennedy Legacy.....

Post by chuck » Wed January 26th, 2011, 4:33 pm

[quote=""MLE""]But what did Kennedy ever do that made him GREAT?[/quote]

Yes I'm a BABY BOOMER....I certainly don't stick my head in the sand regarding JFK's sexual escapades....But why are some of your remarks so petulant about the Kennedy Family and their Legacy of Public Service.....His Administration initiated the Space Program,(Thousands of Jobs) started the important groundwork for Equal Rights/Human Rights Revolution which LBJ finished with the Civil Rights Law.....Pushed Arms Control, Nuclear Ban Treaty....Volunteerism/Peace Corps/Vista and lead the country....He believed in the American Dream ....I liked his optimism....His Assassination devasted most of the American Public and and to "mock" his legacy is wrong.....

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Post by Michy » Wed January 26th, 2011, 5:38 pm

Every presidential administration has both positive and negative aspects. I suppose if someone raises the negative aspects of a president you particularly admire that can seem petulant; if someone is less than reverent about a president you esteem that can seem like mockery. However, everyone is entitled to the expression of their opinion and, at the end of the day no one is totally right or totally wrong because that's really all it is: an opinion.

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Post by chuck » Fri January 28th, 2011, 4:45 pm

Discussing the subject of Politics....I usually become IRATIONAL....from this point on I will refrain from discussing the subject.......

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Post by Divia » Fri January 28th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Kennedy like every other pres is up for debate. They aren't god. He most certainly was not.

I think as time goes on and the baby boomers are removed from the picture we will bet a better view of kennedy and his issues. We will see he wasn't the shinning star people make him out to be.
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