from Corsham, Engalnd
, 05 Oct 2008
I was disappointed with this, but then i should have known really, as it's a Discovery Channel documentary. In my experience, their not always as informative as they could be. It 'speaks volumes, but says very little', just like 'JFK: When A Nation Cried' ......All very dramatic, but with no real substance.
They say their going to examine the photographs and film taken in Dealy Plaza during Kennedy's assassination. They don't start doing this until about a third of the way through, once they have set the scene..... then repeated themselves, after what would have been the commercial break..... (Why do they find it necessary to repeat the last 2 mins or so, when they return from a commercial break.... If you've been watching the program, you would have to have the memory retention of a goldfish, not to know where they have got to in the program. If you've just turned to the channel...... tough, if you should have watched it from the beginning, if your that interested).
Anyway.... once they start analyzing the photo's etc, they make a big thing about where the photographers where stood and how they can use their pictures to make a CGI model of the plaza on the day, but don't really do any thing with it. They digitally enhance the photo's that film the grassy knoll, but not the film taken of Kennedy as he's going down Huston Street, which actually catches the window that Oswald is supposed to have fired from. As this is seconds away from the first shot, you would thing that something could be picked up.When they finally get to analyze the pictures from the Grassy Knoll, not a word is mentioned about the theory of 'Badgeman' under the trees. Which as they say they found nothing in the pictures, they could have done, if just to debunk it. But they do mention in closing, that none of the of the buildings where conspiracy theorists do think shots came from where filmed or photographed.
For beginners and people in the know on this subject, give this disk a miss. There are far better documentary's out there, like 'JFK - Rendezvous With Death' for instance.
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