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  1. Wow, Remegio Arce really does bear a string resemblance to Bernard Barker. Is it possible that Seymour Weitzman actually saw Arce on the grassy knoll instead of Barker, who he later identified? Chris
  2. I always wondered why Westbrook said this. Given that we now know Westbrook was at best up to some shady things that day (the wallet, et al), is it possible he gave this order as the scene commander to cover up for the arrest of a second person who was brought out back to the alley and who might have looked similar to Oswald? Chris
  3. Thanks, DVP. I've watched dozens of hours of material that you have collected. Always appreciated. Chris
  4. The canceled Esquire article is good, but the transcripts make for even better reading. For instance, I had not known that Escalante claimed Cubela told him in 1978 that he met David Morales in Paris in Sept of 63.
  5. I have to say it's a good read so far. I was not aware that GDM had been sent to Yugoslavia in 1957 by a CIA front company. Nice job for a guy whose FBI file is full of Internal Security reports of him being a Communist.
  6. And why is there a black bar at the bottom of the frames only during the B&W section? I wish I could see the whole version of this to compare. David, do you have a link to which version you took this gif from? Best, Chris
  7. Interesting review. I'd be pretty curious to read James D's take on this book.
  8. Thanks, Chris. I did find a place called Film Rescue International that will still develop Kodachrome. But since the chemical process was kept secret when Kodak stopped using it, they can only develop in B&W. http://www.filmrescue.com/old-movie-film-developing/ -Chris
  9. Chris, I'm sure you've mentioned this in an earlier post somewhere. But is it your opinion that Zapruder shot in slow motion (48 FB's) and that that film was altered at Hawkeye Works to bring it down to 18.3 fps? Do you also feel that they made splices in the film such as the turn? And that they cropped the field of view at the bottom? Just wanted to make sure I knew where you (and perhaps David as well) stood on the film. I seemed to remember a photo of you standing in the place Zaprider was. Did you take some test film of your own? Recently I obtained one of the B&H Directors cameras and some film, and was interested in doing some tests as well. -Chris
  10. Just as a reality check, let's remember that most college students weren't even alive when the movie JFK was released. When I talk to high school and college students about very basic things in the case like the Zapruder film and multiple shooters, I get polite smiles and "I'm sure we studied it in school." The current presidency is the only one they really remember. But I do know that many millennials are very much not satisfied with the status quo. And they are much more able to sort fact from fiction in the media than people of our generations. I'm constantly impressed by the filters they have developed. And I have hope.
  11. I found this on YouTube through another forum conversation. Clearly it's not from the extant Z film as the crowd to the left of the freeway sign looks totally different. But where is it from? It does not match up to any shot I saw in JFK the movie. From a recreation somewhere? A total hack? Intriguing that it does show the expanded frame that many of us suspect the original Z film was shot in. Thoughts? Chris
  12. We stand on the shoulders of giants. RIP, Mr. Lane.
  13. Chris, I couldn't find any contact info for Keith himself, but I did find his literary agent: http://www.doollee.com/Agents/sBuchwald.htm Best, Chris
  14. I ran across this story recently about a play that was put on called 'Frame 312'. http://thevillager.com/villager_31/womanhaunted.html But the interesting part was that the playwright claimed that this was based on a real story: <I wrote Frame 312 around two years ago, after Id met an actual woman who had indeed worked at Time/Life in the 1960s. She was one of the first people who, with her editor, watched the Zapruder film, and, yes, when the FBI asked to see the film, it was she who took it, in her handbag, by train, to Washington and J. Edgar Hoover. Its all true. An amazing story. And in fact shes a relative of mine, a distant relative whom I did not know. She lives somewhere in the South, thats all I should say, and is a housewife and does have children. I told her I might want to write something about this someday. I did a lot of research, and then when I sent her the finished play, she said: Its good that these questions are being raised.> Has anyone ever heard of this woman? And how did the Z film get to Time in NY? One would presume this all happened relatively quickly after the assassination. But who knows.
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