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New Version of Zapruder Film Makes JFK Assassination Look Like 'Live TV' (Video)

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Nov. 22 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which has prompted an array of TV specials and remembrances about that fatal day in Dallas, Texas.

Probably the most famous footage of the shooting is the Zapruder film, which tracks the entire assassination, but has always had a very jiggly quality.

Gizmodo.com reports that the original Zapruder film is shaky because it plays at 18 frames per second, but was recently stabilized with interpolated frames to create a version that plays at 30 frames per second, giving it an almost "live TV" look (video below).

As in the original Zapruder film, the new version shows JFK's motorcade appearing to slow down during the shots.

The City of Dallas is going tp mark the anniversary of the assassination for the first time ever on the 22nd, notes The Los Angeles Times.

About 5,000 people, who were selected by a lottery, will witness the dedication of a new monument, watch musical performances and listen to readings from Kennedy's speeches by historian David McCullough in Dealey Plaza.

At 12:30 p.m., the time when Kennedy was killed, bells will ring in Dallas and there will be a moment of silence.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times and Gizmodo.com

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