How accurate was Thirteen Days?

The verdict on its historical accuracy is mixed. The movie modifies many small points and a few large ones. In most instances, these inconsistencies are basically the result of compressing into a two-hour film, a thirteen day crisis that had major twists more than once every half-hour.

Why are some parts of 13 days in black and white?

An interesting choice by director Roger Donaldson was to portray certain scenes in black and white to convey a feeling of the era. In fact, many of these scenes recreated photos from Life magazine. It is the kind of stage gimmick Orson Welles would have approved of and succeeds in evoking nostalgia.

What does the title 13 days refer to?

the Cuban missile crisis
Thirteen Days is a dramatisation of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 (its title refers to the length of the crisis). The film opens with White House staff learning that U-2 flights over Cuba had obtained photographic evidence of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed there.

Who wrote Thirteen Days A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Robert F. KennedyThirteen Days / Author
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What country put the missiles in Cuba?

the Soviet Union
In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy did not want the Soviet Union and Cuba to know that he had discovered the missiles.

What is the conflict between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and JFK in Thirteen Days?

At a July 1961 meeting of the National Security Council, the Chiefs outraged JFK with a presentation suggesting that the rates of missile production in the two countries would allow a “window of opportunity” in “late 1963” for a “surprise” U.S. nuclear attack on the USSR.

How many pages is thirteen days?

185 pages
Product information

Publisher ‎W. W. Norton & Company; 59419th edition (November 17, 1999)
Paperback ‎185 pages
ISBN-10 ‎0393318346
ISBN-13 ‎978-0393318340
Item Weight ‎6.2 ounces