The Parallax View (1974 USA)

At 12:30pm, 22 November 1963, Jewish rag trade man Abraham Zapruder shot his JFK film from one angle of Dealey Plaza, Dallas — and 12 other people also shot film or photos at the moments of assassination, all from different angles (or points of view). Not to mention the many other people who were present that day to witness it, who also saw things from their own point of view. Some folks saw movement in the grassy knoll, others didn’t. The Parallax View states that many conspiracies work because relatively few people are in on the whole joke; some are involved in the set up, some in the telling, and some in the punchline, but only a precious few are given the whole picture, making detection almost impossible.  [Read more…]

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The Fight (1974 USA)

The FightAt its best (which was long ago) boxing is the great white shark of sport. For ominous build up and sense of theatre, there is nothing quite like it. For heavyweights, them with the heaviest punch, the danger is magnified. And of the heavyweights, the greatest man of them all left us today and this is my tribute. [Read more…]

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