- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S. (15 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081269547X
- ISBN-13: 978-0812695472
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,118,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Great Zapruder Film Hoax: Deceit and Deception in the Death of Jfk Paperback – 15 Sep 2003
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It would take ages to go into detail about every fault with this book, but the main concerns I have are: 1) I would guess that around only 50% of the contents deal with the actual details of the Zapruder film and the rest on irrelevant aspects of the assassination and promoting the authors seminars. 2) Photographs are very poorly reproduced (They look like too dark photocopies) making them useless. 3) There is no continuity, making the whole thing very confusing; The contents are erratic and have no flow. 4) There are so many silly spelling and punctuation mistakes, it calls into question the accuracy of the entire thing. 5) There is too much bitching about, and insulting of, other researchers and their work. 6) While there are some valid, interesting points which suggest that the Zapruder film MAY have been faked, these are not adequately explained or proven, and some issues are ignored all together. Not enough of the book is dedicated to explaining these issues. 7) The book is written in a way which assumes that you already know the assassination inside out, so not good for beginners. I could go on, but these reviews are limited to 1000 words!
In short, this book is too poorly written, printed & organised; I have given it 3 stars because it does contain some very interesting points and information
The crowd lining the pavement in the foreground of Zapruder are provably not the same people that are shown in other films and photographs taken from different angles. They also show no reaction or emotion as the limousine approaches, as if they were superimposed from a different point in time.
There were many eye-witnesses who spoke of the presidential car coming to a complete, or almost complete, stop at the time the shots were fired. The car in the Z film makes a continually smooth forward motion, but when the figures in the car are examined closely, they are seen to suddenly lurch forward in a manner consistent with the car braking hard.
There are several examples of some of the figures on the lawn making sudden unnatural movements in the space of just one frame, indicating the removal of frames. Some of the figures just don't look human, such as the mysterious "running man".
If one compares the size of some of the figures in the background, with objects of known dimensions like lamp-posts, it becomes clear that these figures have been magnified so as to fit into the picture.
Fetzer has certainly done his homework, and goes into much technical examination of the film itself, which I must admit I found difficult to follow at times, but the features listed above, (and others), when studied closely, seem to bear out what he says.Read more ›
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