THE GREAT ZAPRUDER
Perhaps no greater debate has raged in the history of the study of the death of JFK than over the authenticity of a 27-second home movie of the assassination, known as "the Zapruder film". This footage has been described as "the most significant amateur recording of a news event in history". It is surely one of the most controversial. Some students of the crime take it as the absolute foundation for understanding what actually transpired. Others are not so sure.
This volume emerged from The Zapruder Film Symposium, which was organized and moderated by James H. Fetzer on the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota, 9-11 May 2003, and may well prove to have been among the most important conferences in the history of the study of the death of JFK. Certainly, the discoveries reported here remove any question about the film's authenticity and reveal the lengths to which the conspirators were willing to go to cover up the true cause of death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The Zapruder Film Conference
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As the findings of this conference become available, information will be published here.
THE NEW ZAPRUDER FILM
One of the first results of the Zapruder Film Conference was the discovery that the films available to the public, including David Lifton's "Z Film" (undated), the Macmillan CD (1993), Robert Groden's "The Assassination Films" (1965), and MPI's "Image of an Assassination" (1998), all differ significantly in the amount of information they provide. Even the best, MPI's "Image of an Assassination" (1998) does not include frames 155 and 156; does not include frames 208, 209, 210, and 211; has reversed frames 331 and 332; and also does not include (what ought to be) frames 341, 350, and (even) 486 (!).
John P. Costella, Ph.D., has produced a fresh version of the film, which overcomes all of these deficiencies and introduces improvements never before seen in any Zapruder film, namely: corrections for pincushion and aspect ratio distortion; inclusion of the so-called "ghost panels"; and masking of open sprocket holes to make information more accessible. In the interest of advancing the frontiers of knowledge, education, research, science, and inquiry, this new, improved version is being made available to the public free of charge. May it contribute to better understanding the death of JFK!
Zapruder Frame Comparisons
There is abundant objective and scientific evidence--including fabrication of the autopsy X-rays, the alteration of autopsy photographs, substitution of another brain for that of JFK, and the editing of the Zapruder film--to establish the existence of a conspiracy and cover-up in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It has become increasingly clear to serious students of the case that Lee Oswald was framed as the "lone assassin" with manufactured evidence. Our history books do not reflect the true history of our country.
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On 22 November 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza. On 29 November 1963, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, appointed a panel of inquiry--chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren--to investigate the death of his predecessor. A summary of its conclusions--technically only an advisory report to the president--was published on 27 September 1964. Twenty-six volumes of related testimony and exhibits were published on 23 November 1964. These are among the very few undisputed facts about the death of JFK. Now we know more.
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