CHAPPAQUIDDICK Official Trailer (2018)

Joined: January 13th, 2009, 6:45 pm

December 21st, 2017, 3:44 pm #1

"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 7th, 2013, 9:45 pm

December 22nd, 2017, 9:07 am #2

Too bad he's not around to reap the rewards of making Weinstien look like an amateur. Those liberal lions are such a hoot.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/column ... told_story


Will the producers of the new movie “Chappaquiddick” be nominated for a Profiles in Courage award next spring?

The flick is supposed to open April 6, just before the Kennedy family hands out their annual awards, ostensibly for political bravery, in reality for political correctness above and beyond the call of duty.

So no, I don’t see a grip ‘n’ greet with Caroline and her John-John look-alike son in director John Curran’s future.

But judging by the trailer at least, this looks like a film worth seeing. Check it out, the last scene in the 2:27 preview is devastating. Teddy Kennedy is comparing himself to Biblical figures, including Moses, whom Teddy says had a temper. Teddy’s aide replies, “Moses had a temper, but he never left a girl at the bottom of the Red Sea.”

Now that’s harsh. I mean, Ted Kennedy once tried to shut this newspaper down just because I called him “Fat Boy.” The Kennedys do not play well with others.

The People magazine story about the trailer says, “Watch Ted Kennedy’s Life Get Derailed.” That’s the way the story has always been played. It’s Ted Kennedy’s life getting derailed, not Mary Jo Kopechne’s. Teddy lived to the ripe old age of 77. Mary Jo suffocated at the age of 28. But it’s Teddy’s life that got derailed.

The trailer says “Chappaquiddick” is “Based on the Untold Story.”

Actually, it’s not exactly an untold story, but most people have never heard the real story, at least not if they live around here. Teddy was the “Liberal Lion” of the Senate — that’s “Lion,” not “Lyin’.” Every sixth year, when he ran for re-election, the Globe would run endless puff pieces about how he was “turning his life around.”

If you brought up Chappaquiddick in polite company, say on Brattle Street, somebody would be sure to tut-tut: “Hasn’t that poor family suffered enough?”

Here are some facts most people don’t know about Chappaquiddick:

When he filled out the initial Edgartown police report, Teddy began, “There was one passenger with me, one Mary Jo — ”

After that he left a blank space, because he didn’t know her last name.
At the time of her drowning death, Mary Jo was not wearing underwear.
At one time, Mary Jo’s landlord in D.C. was Bobby Baker, a bagman for LBJ who also procured hookers for President Kennedy in the White House, including a suspected East German spy who was deported shortly before Nov. 22, 1963.

Mary Jo’s body was hustled off the island before the medical examiner had a chance to examine it, and months later a judge in Pennsylvania refused to allow its exhumation for a proper autopsy.

From the trailer, it looks like they took at least some license with the facts, but you have to when you’re dealing with the messy sprawl of history. The trailer has Teddy’s dying father Joe, left crippled and speechless by a stroke in 1961, slapping his runt of the litter. From all accounts, that probably didn’t happen, but it should have.
Hooray for Hollywood.

Howie’s new book “Kennedy Babylon,” available at howiecarrshow.com and amazon.com, has a chapter on Chappaquiddick.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 5th, 2005, 5:55 pm

December 22nd, 2017, 11:38 am #3

I have mixed emotions about this movie. A young woman died because of criminal negligence, and someone in Hollywood is going to profit from the story.

Some would say the story deserves to be told, but with a movie dramatization of the truth? I don't know.

Rockport was willing to let the filmmakers use the public library and some nearby locations as back drops for the filming, but Edgartown was not so willing, and I can't blame them. It is a shameful incident in their local history.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

December 23rd, 2017, 10:36 am #4

Edgartown will ALWAYS protect the Kennedys.  as will the whole cape cod area.         Many movies are made about people who died because of criminal actions.  some don't like this one because it might paint a darker picture of one of their saints that they don't want to hear or see.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

December 23rd, 2017, 5:08 pm #5

Sure Kennedy had flaws and that night was tragic to say the least but Kennedy's public service heart was in the right place and he helped many worthy causes and worked very hard at it.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

December 23rd, 2017, 9:26 pm #6

I've read a lot of the different theories about Chappaquiddick - not as a Kennedy supporter or hater, but as a fan of crime/mystery/detective stories.

We had a late board member who was a retired State Police Sergeant.  He could never, ever, not ever, be mistaken for a Kennedy supporter.  As someone with knowledge of the investigation, he acknowledged that the version of the story that has Kennedy with Rosemary Keough in the car, both totally unaware that Mary Jo Kopechne was asleep/passed out in the back seat, is the real deal.  That scenario makes the most sense to me and explains a lot of the questions.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

December 24th, 2017, 9:28 am #7

Cathy (Admin) wrote: I've read a lot of the different theories about Chappaquiddick - not as a Kennedy supporter or hater, but as a fan of crime/mystery/detective stories.

We had a late board member who was a retired State Police Sergeant.  He could never, ever, not ever, be mistaken for a Kennedy supporter.  As someone with knowledge of the investigation, he acknowledged that the version of the story that has Kennedy with Rosemary Keough in the car, both totally unaware that Mary Jo Kopechne was asleep/passed out in the back seat, is the real deal.  That scenario makes the most sense to me and explains a lot of the questions.
I remember when it happened, the senator was inebriated plain and simple. The only problem was he was a Kennedy which isn't so plain and simple.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

December 24th, 2017, 9:42 am #8

Give the man his due, Cathy - he was a Major!!!!    LOL!!!!
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

December 27th, 2017, 5:00 pm #9

Genie, that will teach me to rely on my aging memory brain cells and not double-check before I post.  Apologies for the demotion.  :-)

There certainly were sketchy shenanigans going on, Dun, and a young woman died and the Kennedy machine went into overdrive.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

January 5th, 2018, 1:23 pm #10

Cathy (Admin) wrote: I've read a lot of the different theories about Chappaquiddick - not as a Kennedy supporter or hater, but as a fan of crime/mystery/detective stories.

We had a late board member who was a retired State Police Sergeant.  He could never, ever, not ever, be mistaken for a Kennedy supporter.  As someone with knowledge of the investigation, he acknowledged that the version of the story that has Kennedy with Rosemary Keough in the car, both totally unaware that Mary Jo Kopechne was asleep/passed out in the back seat, is the real deal.  That scenario makes the most sense to me and explains a lot of the questions.
This was my mother's theory. She went to school with Mary Jo Kopechne, who was never a partier. It stood to reason that she was not comfortable in a frat-like atmosphere, and went out to the car to get a break. My mom always thought Ted never knew Mary Jo was there.

ETA: In the era of #metoo, it stands to reason that something might have happened to her at the party that drove her out to the car. My mother said that the newspapers of the time made her out to be some kind of glamorous blonde instead of a shy campaign worker with an overbite. Interesting to see, some 60 years later, that the media is still clamoring to use her to make their story fit more into their cheap and lurid agenda.  
"...the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg." ."

-Paul Collins


    
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

January 6th, 2018, 8:55 am #11

is keough still alive??   wouldn't it be something if she came out with a new story.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
Quote
Like
Share