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This was an English project that which we had to make a movie pitch for an Historical Event. As a group we decided to chose the historical event of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I hope you …

This was an English project that which we had to make a movie pitch for an Historical Event. As a group we decided to chose the historical event of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I hope you truly enjoy this presentation. Also remember we have a no plagiarism policy so I hope you don't use our project as your own.

Update #1: The last names of my partners have been taken out for their privacy.

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  • Since today November 22 2013, is the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination, we will be adding new content in a couple of different ways during the next week, so stay tuned.
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  • 1. * Assassination of John F. Kennedy movie pitch. By: Jason, Oliver, and Alex Kiczales.
  • 2. * JFK’s early life and events up till he leaves for Texas. * Texas and when he gets assassinated. * Investigation into the proceedings. * Aftermath and the legacy of JFK. *
  • 3. * John F. Kennedy – Tom Cruise * Governor Connally – George Clooney * Jacqueline Kennedy – Angelina Jolie * Lee Harvey Oswald – Johnny Depp * Jack Ruby – Jack Nicholson * Lyndon B. Johnson – Anthony Hopkins * Note: This is not an exact list, these actors are just certain ideas.
  • 4. * The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a huge deal back in this time. This event helps people remember the death of an American hero who served his country in the military in World War II. The event was sad and depressing but the president himself, John F. Kennedy was considered to be a great president who had a very interesting back-story that some don’t remember or know of. We believe this event will also drive people to tears or will move them and make them remember this sad day. The whole event was very dramatic and depressing but it was one of the most shocking moments in history for the loss of the beloved John F. Kennedy. *
  • 5. * The main character of the movie would be John F. Kennedy. The entire movie is dedicated to him. Not just because of the assassination but John F. Kennedy had a really great back story that not a lot of people know of unfortunately. Besides the fact he served in the military in World War II, but also because he was a noble man and he was well loved. He was kind and very respectful. *
  • 6. * The movie will start off showing a glimpse of John F. Kennedy about to be assassinated and then blacks out. Then we will see him as a child and growing up showing different events of him and showing how his life leads to going into World War II and becoming president. We will show his child life and him with his father and then so on. *
  • 7. * The same day the beloved president was assassinated, President Kennedy was draped into a casket and the casket was moved from the White House to the Capitol on a caisson drawn by six grey horses. The funeral was modeled similar to the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Crows of people lined up and watched as the caisson passed them. There were tears and depression while this was happening. 250 000 people came to the Capitol Rotunda to pay their respects to John F. Kennedy. * Monday, November 25th, 1963, John F. Kennedy was laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetery. Many people from the entire world attended this funeral including heads of state and representatives from all over the state. The estimate was about one hundred different countries. Millions of people were watching on television to pay their respects to the beloved president. After the speeches, Mrs Kennedy and her husband’s brothers lit an eternal flame. * The people throughout the nation and even parts of the world were baffled at the senseless act of the assassination of President Kennedy. People told stories about President Kennedy’s legacy and many recalled these words from his inaugural address: All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days, or in the first one thousand days, or in the life of this administration. Nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. * Four days later after the funeral and after the assassination, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the President’s commission on the assassination of Mr President Kennedy. It was known that the Warren Commission on the assassination after the chairman, Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States. President Johnson directed matters relating to the assassination and the execution of the killer, and to report its finding and conclusions to the assassin. * Throughout the records of the death of President John F. Kennedy and the collections act of 1992, the United States Congress ordered that all assassination material be housed together under supervision of the National Archives. Ever since John F. Kennedy died, other presidents were protected and were watched twenty four seven. The presidents had many body guards watching over them and snipers were ready to shoot any assassin in big events where the president is in the middle of a speech or walking through the streets. * John F. Kennedy was considered to be an American hero and will be remembered. His legacy lived on throughout those years and will be forever missed even now. He was a true hero for serving in World War II and doing whatever he could to help as the president of the United States. *
  • 8. * The Climax of our movie will begin when Lee Harvey Oswald shoots his first bullet. * We chose this scene as the climax because it is filled with action, suspense and horror. * In this scene J.F.K and Governor Connaly are both shot by Lee Harvey Oswald and they rush their limo to the nearest hospital while dramatized Americans run in terror in fear of getting shot by the sniper. *
  • 9. * The Movie will end with a scene of J.F.K Legacy and will include short photos and videos of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. * We will include real videos footage of interviews with the governor and the first lady at the time of his assassination. *
  • 10. * None of the historical facts will be changed so that the movie will be as realistic as possible and really formative. * The movie will be similar to a biography of John F. Kennedy's life, but the movie is mostly about his assassination and the events around that time. *
  • 11. * In 1963 American President John F Kennedy runs for re-election. During his campaign he stressed the importance of winning over Florida and Texas, and said that he would visit both cities with his wife. On November 21st, 1963 President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. While in Texas the young president was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. It was a slightly wet fall morning in Texas when JFK left the airport and traveled along a ten-mile route that wound through downtown Dallas on the way to the Trade Mart where the President was scheduled to speak at a luncheon. Because the light rain had stopped when the Kennedy’s had gotten to their limo, the driver thought it best to take of the roof so that the people of Texas could see J.F.K Governor Connally and the First Lady. * John Kennedy’s limo was escorted by a couple of police on motorbikes and a couple more limos that contained the Vice President. At 12:30 PM when the president’s car passed Texas School Book Depository Three shots where fired at the limo. Kennedy was hit in the neck and in the head, while Governor Connally was hit in the thigh by the bullet that had shot through Kennedy’s neck. After the split second of terror the first lady crawled onto the back of the limo to find safety in the arms of one of her security guards who leaped to action after hearing the shots and ran to the Kennedy’s limo. After Kennedy was shot the limo raced to the nearest hospital. 30 minutes later a Catholic priest was summoned to administer the last rites and John Fitzgerald Kennedy was declared dead at Dallas' Parkland Hospital at the age of 46, his murderer was Lee Harvey Oswald. The president's body was brought to Love Field and placed on Air Force One. Almost two hours later the Vice President, Lyndon Johnson, took the oath of office, administered by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Hughes, and was declared the 36th President of the United States of America. An hour before this Lee Harvey Oswald, a recent employee at the Texas School Book Depository, was arrested for the assassination of John. F. Kennedy and the assault on Governor Connally and police officer J.D. Tippit, who was shot while trying to arrest Lee Harvey Oswald. A day later when Lee Harvey Oswald was scheduled to be transferred from the police headquarters to the local jail local, live television viewers looked in shock as Oswald was shot at point blank range by a local nightclub owner called Jack Ruby. Lee Harvey Oswald died at Parkland Hospital, ironically the same hospital John. F. Kennedy died at. * * *
  • 12. * We believe that one will find this movie compelling because it was fifty years ago that JFK was assassinated, and he was one of the most beloved presidents of the US. * Also we believe that one will find this compelling because it wasn’t that long ago and it is still a constant threat right now with the assassination of presidents. *
  • 13. * For this movie we will film some new footage and we will also have real footage and pictures from the day of the event. I think that by doing this it will show people two separate views on the preceding's of that day in history. *
  • 14. * In total their was 3 three people that were shot including the president, the governor and a police officer. * JFK international airport is named after Mr. Kennedy. * Famous for lines such as “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. * Served in the navy as a lieutenant. *
  • 15. * Studied at Harvard. * Major player in the civil rights movement. * Has an aircraft carrier named after him USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) which was decommissioned in 2007. Also the U.S. Navy is planning to build another ship under his name. *
  • 16. * John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from Choate a boarding school in Connecticut and went to Harvard University a premier school. Later during WW2 he served in the Navy where he became a lieutenant. Then on August 2, 1943 his patrol boat rammed into a Japanese navy ship killing two of his crewmates and almost killing more. Kennedy’s brother Joe also died during World War 2 changing a lot of his view on politics. In 1946 Kennedy was first elected to the House of Representatives. He went on and served for 6 years. Then in 1952 Mr. Kennedy was elected to the Senate. That same year he married Jacqueline Bouvier, who ended up being in the car when he was assassinated. In 1957 Kennedy wrote a book called Profiles in Courage that won the Pulitzer Prize, additionally that year the first child Caroline was born. In 1956 Kennedy was almost chosen to be VicePresident so he promised himself that he would run for President next time. On July 13th, 1960 Kennedy was nominated for President by the Democratic Party, later on he chose Lyndon B. Johnson a senator from Texas as his running mate. Later that year on November 8th, 1960 Kennedy defeated Vice-President Richard M. Nixon to be the 35th president of the United States, at the age of 43 he was the youngest President and the first Catholic. Before the inauguration his second child John Jr. was born. * On January 20th 1961 John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States of America. During his inaugural speech he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. A quote that would stick with him for the rest of his life, and for centuries to come. At that time they were also in middle of the cold war so Mr. Kennedy would always be busy with the politics of the cold war. Also at that time Mr. Kennedy was also very interested in launching a space program. Another grave problem for Mr. Kennedy was racial segregation. Although a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court stating that there should be no more racial segregation in schools there was still plenty of school that were still racially segregated. *
  • 17. * 1963, the fall of, President John F. Kennedy, his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign. Although he had not formally announced his candidacy, and he seemed confident about his chances for re-election.. " November 22, 1963: Death of the President - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum." John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2013. <>. * "John F. Kennedy assassinated — This Day in History — 11/22/1963." — History Made Every Day — American & World History. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2013. <>. * MLA formatting by * Images from: Google Images *