The headshot: "Back and to the the left"


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Zapruder film do you make people believing in a shot from the front

You all know "JFK" and have seen Costner-Garrison repeating his mantra "Back and to the left....back and to the left".

You have seen these disturbing images that show the backward movement supposed to prove that a shot came from the front.

But what about some reality here?

Look at these images. Do you see the very brief forward movement at the time of the impact?

It is this animation that convinced me of the fact that despite the possibilities of internet, there was a certain lack of good quality images and animations.

So here is an animation made from Zapruder film's frames 311 to 315. In each frame, I have inserted reference points that allow you to check the alignment of the frames and the movement (or absence of) between the images.

The most difficult in this kind of exercise is a correct alignment of the images taken from the film. Mr Zapruder did not have his camera for long and there are lots of parasite movements.

What does this animation show us?

This second animation focuses on z312 and z313.


You will note the reference points on the door of the limo, more specifically the doorknob or whatever that shining object is.

When aligning the frames, I have made a deliberate choice the the blurring would be put backwards. I made this choice because some people pretend the head dos not move forward, and that it is all an illusion due to blurring.

Wall, here is the proof of the contrary : my alignment eliminates any possibility of forward blurring that would induce this kind of error: the forward movement is NOT a blurring effect..

So we can see here that the President's head shows a violent forward movement between 312 and 313.

This acceleration can only have one cause : the violent acceleration to the head caused by the passing missile.

Some people think they can pretend this movement is due to the fact that the limo decelerated, building on the movements of Kellerman for instance.

I am treating this aspect of the question here.

What about the rearward movement then? This question goes beyond the purpose of this site. Please refer to this page where you will find a couple of interesting links.

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