Docudrama Thirteen Days Analysis
In October of 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union became embroiled in a confrontation that could easily have escalated into nuclear war. Many of the details of that confrontation, which is known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brilliantly dramatized by the gripping docudrama Thirteen Days. The movie tells the tale solely from the point of view of the White House; the Soviet side of the story is completely omitted. But what I like best about the film is the way it shows how a group of highly intelligent men grapple with a complex and the monumentally important problem.
Within the first few minutes of the movie, we are introduced to Kenny O'Donnell (Kevin Costner), loving husband and father of five young children. This can be shown from the scene where O’Donnell wakes up and hug his little girl then kiss his wife before breakfast. We soon learn that O'Donnell is a senior assistant to US President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood) and a …show more content…
2: Summarize the plot (story). Where and when did it take place? Who are the main characters? What is the story about? Don’t forget to mention the name of movie, type of movie; director; actors. Please use examples from the movie to support your analysis.
“Thirteen Days” is an American historical drama-thriller movie. This movie “Thirteen Days” was directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow. The main actors for this movie are Kevin Costner as Kenny O’Donnell, Bruce Greenwood as John F. Kennedy, Steven Culp as Robert Kennedy, Henry Strozier as Dean Rusk, Dylan Baker as Robert McNamara and Charles Esten as Maj. Anderson. The name of “Thirteen Days” means that the timeline for this movie is from October 16 to October 28,1962 which the Cuban missile crisis