On November 22, 1963, two bystanders, Orville Nix and Abraham Zapruder, filmed the presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza. They both captured the same moment after Kennedy was shot: Nix from afar (top) and Zapruder from close-up (bottom).
The images come from Robin Unger’s indispensable JFK Assassination Photo Galleries.
The original version of Orville Nix’s film was seized by government agent and vanished. The only extant version is a copy that was later returned to Nix.
Parallax is defined as “a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight.”
The Parallax View is the name of one of the best JFK-inspired Hollywood movies, starring Warren Beatty as a reporter who asks too many questions.
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1 thought on “JFK: The Parallax View”
The Parallax View movie is based on a novel by Loren Singer, a former OSS officer who said he based the “test” in the film on tests given to him in the OSS. Singer was interviewed by Len Osanic on Black Op Radio.
Unlike the movie, the book ends in an attempted murder by car crash on a remote marsh between Cape May and Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, the actual location of a secret Navy communications base.
I also found it interesting that in the early 1960s Collins Radio, of Cedar Rapids Iowa and Dallas, was given a contract by the Air Force to study the Parallax syndrome.
And it was the Parallax effect that some say confused JFK, Jr. and caused his crash and death.