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Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)

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The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy.

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Credited cast:
Charles Brehm ...
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Howard Brennan ...
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John Connally ...
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Nellie Connally ...
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William Greer ...
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Bobby Hargis ...
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George W. Hickey ...
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Clint Hill ...
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Jean Hill ...
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Roy Kellerman ...
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Samuel A. Kinney ...
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Paul E. Landis ...
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B.J. Martin ...
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President John F. Kennedy is shown riding in an open-top car with his wife and several others, waving at crowds on the sidewalk. He is hit by a bullet and clutches his throat as the others react with surprise. Another shot hits Kennedy in the head and he collapses. A Secret Service agent runs up to the car, and Mrs. Kennedy climbs onto the trunk to pull him aboard as the car speeds away. Written by Eric Sorensen

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The camera that Abraham Zapruder used in the filming was a mechanical, spring-wound, 8-millimeter Bell & Howell Model 414PD Zoomatic Director, with a Varamat 9-27mm f1.8 zoom lens, set for full close-up. The film was Kodachrome II color stock running at 18.3 frames per second. The footage runs for 26 seconds, which is remarkable because each winding of the camera's mainspring lasts only 30 seconds. See more »

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Part Of Our History...
11 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is part of our history, it deals with the assassination of one of our U.S. presidents, that man is John F. Kennedy. I have always been really interested in the assassination of President Kennedy, and so I decided to take the time to watch this. And though the subject is extremely depressing, I nevertheless found it to be very interesting and and historically significant. This truly is something that is part of our history, because of this extremely short film, we can get a better look at the assassination of one of our presidents. I can also see why this movie was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, because this is indeed something very important, as it depicts the assassination of President Kennedy.

I thank Mr. Abraham Zapruder for capturing this historic moment on film, because now that I have seen this, I have gotten a better look at a close-up of the assassination. Well all in all, this is an extremely important part of United States History, you should take the time to see it. Because in only a few seconds, you can actually learn quite a lot!

So all in all I am glad that I saw this, because now I know a lot about the Assassiantion of President Kennedy. So this is one of the most interesting films, whether it is a feature-length film or it is a short film. Well thank you Mr. Zapruder, for capturing an important piece of history on film.

10/10


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