Tag Archive for Zapruder Film

New JFK documentary narrated by Peter Coyote

Slick production values and knowledgeable commentary from Dick Russell, Doug Horne, Vince Palamara, Sherry Feister, as narrated by the actor/author Peter Coyote, whose accomplishments amaze.

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Does anybody know anything about this rare JFK film?


From the past, flickering images and new questions for you cineastes, photo experts, and Internet sages:

Vanessa referred me to some JFK imagery I had never seen: a film of the presidential motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, apparently taken from a Secret Service car.

She asks four very pertinent questions:

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JFK GIF explains: Could Oswald have fired all the shots?

Robert Harris’ annotated GIF

Robert Harris offers a closely reasoned answer to that question, complete with a cool GIF of the Zapruder film to buttress his argument.

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Geraldo Rivera changed America

(THE VIDEO REFERRED TO IN THIS PIECE HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR TECHNICAL REASONS)

Last year, Chris Vogner, movie critic for the Dallas Morning News, reminded us how the first broadcast of Abraham Zapruder’s film of JFK’s assassination on ABC TV in March 1975 changed American popular culture.

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Lost evidence: the original Orville Nix film

Orville Nix, a native of Dallas, took this film of JFK’s assassination. But as his granddaughter Gayle Nix Jackson explains on her website, this is NOT the camera original copy of the film. This is a copy of the film Nix gave to the FBI. The original of the film has never surfaced. It if it did, it might contain new visual information about the crime scene — or it might not. The loss of the original shows the lack of seriousness on the part of the FBI in investigating Kennedy’s death.

 

How we play with JFK

November 22 in Lego-land. (H/T The Daily Beast.)

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Hot air about ‘new JFK motorcade footage’

A friend asks if this article from TheWrap,  JFK Assassination: New Motorcade Footage Could Challenge Lone-Gunman Theory, a hoax?

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A plausible explanation of Life’s Zapruder film fail

In reponse to a poignant HuffPo piece, Jean Davison says the late Paul Mandel of Life magazine was wrong, but not necessarily lying, when he mistated some facts about JFK’s assassination.   Read more

Stupid JFK conspiracy theorists–and their mainstream enablers

Peter Mandel, author of children’s books, has a sad piece in the Huffington Post about how happy memories of his father who died when he was eight have been clouded by JFK conspiracy theorists. One can only sympathize. The sins of the father should never be visited upon the son.

Mandel’s father, Paul Mandel, was a Life magazine staff reporter who wrote an erroneous story about Abraham Zapruder’s film of JFK’s assassination in 1963. Some unprofessional writers jumped his mistake and published stupid, unsubstantiated claims about him and even stupider claims about his death from cancer in 1965. Megan Knuth usefully picks apart this rubbish at John McAdams’ JFK Web site.

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Chipper Jones tweets JFK

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