Sunday, October 16, 2005

JFK Assassination - Zapruder Film

Since I was asking about the origin of the animated gif footage a couple of weeks ago, and people seemed to be interested, I did some research.

Here are the results:

It's genuine footage, originally part of 8mm home movie, shot by Abraham Zapruder, a manufacturer of women's clothing and spectator at the fatal presidential parade. He used top-of-the-line technology and caught the assassination on tape. Since his material is supposed to be the best visual evidence of the catastrophe, the film came to be known as Zapruder Film.

If you want to know more about it, check out this interesting 10-minute documentary on the assassination of JFK and the Zapruder film, which - by the way - was bought by the US government in 1998 for the incredible amount of $16 million.

More links (e.g. the whole film [some 25 sec]) can be found on Wikipedia, the internet's ingenious encyclopedia.

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