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  • Actors: John F. Kennedy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017PFN22
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,532 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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PRIMARY - DVD Features: Running Commentary from Robert Drew and Photographer Richard Leacock; The Originators: Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, D A Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles Recall Their PRIMARY Breakthrough; 30/15: 30 Years of Robert Drew Filmmaking; Filmmaker Statement; Filmmaker Biography

CRISIS: BEHIND A PRESIDENTIAL COMMITMENT - DVD Features: Running Commentary from Robert Drew and Photographer Richard Leacock; Bonus Film: Faces of November; Filmmaker Biography

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Randall L. Turner on December 21, 2010
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Time-Life editor Robert Drew offers a fresh and different approach to documentary film making, as you will see in his Kennedy Films Collection. Drew's "fly-on-the-wall" technique puts you right in the middle of the events being filmed as they unfold.
There is very little narration in his films; none is needed, thanks to Drew's brilliant direction and editing, and Richard Leacock's cutting-edge camera work. This two-disc set gives you an intimate and close-up look at Kennedy and other prominent figures who worked with and against him during this historical period.

Disc one follows Democratic Presidential hopefuls John Kennedy and Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey in the days leading up to the 1960 Wisconsin Primary. Robert Drew puts you up close and personal with the candidates as they travel from town to town across Wisconsin, shaking hands, mingling with voters and speaking at rallies. In the beginning, Senator Humphrey appears to be the clear-cut favorite, especially in the farming communities; he's the candidate from the neighboring state of Minnesota who has fought for the farmers in Washington. Kennedy, on the other hand, is seen by the agricultural community as a slick, big-city politician from the northeast who favors the wealthy. In the end,the big-city vote and the Kennedy charisma wins Wisconsin. The camera beautifully captures the adoration toward the Kennedys from the people of Wisconsin. The women are clearly charmed by the vigorous young candidate from Massachusetts; the men are enamored with his secret weapon, the lovely Jackie. The film concludes with a behind-the-scenes look at the Kennedy and Humphrey camps as they watch the returns trickle in. The camera effectively captures every nerve-wracking moment of that night.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JP_58 on January 17, 2012
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To JFK fans / admirers - and anyone who enjoys American political history - both documentaries are a must have. I read quite a bit about this time in our country's past - and it is always fascinating to see history in motion. RFK also plays a significant role in "Crisis". Enough said - get this collection - you will appreciate it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Randall S. Rogers on November 15, 2011
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I saw this documentary on tv and knew I had to purchase it. What an awesome look at jfk's days from the inside....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Warfield on December 1, 2013
I not only loved watching these DVDs, I appreciated these DVDs. I think a lot of people are only familiar with the assasination of President Kennedy. These DVDs allow one to see him as a man, a President and humanitarian.

I also thought to it was wonderful to get a glimpse of America in the late 50s/early 60s; to paraphrase Bob Dylan - "times, they have 'a changed." Wow - have they changed!

Only thing which I did not like was that there are no subtitles. Luckily, I was brought up in Mass so could "translate" most of it - but I certainly did not catch everything!
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