On Feb 22, 4:15 pm, markusp <markina...
> On Jan 8, 11:57 am, "Questionin" <Questi...
> > That is why the first
> > showing had a splice at the Stemmons Sign. I thing the whole thing is
> > nothing more than a cut and paste.
> The excised frames that Time-Life admitted to damaging indeed happened to
> be right where JFK disappears behind the Stemmons sign, and some people
> believe this may have been deliberate to conceal a possible shot or
> reaction. However, 8mm film projectors of that time period normally had
> variable speed control for playback. When the film is slowed down, each
> frame is held within the gate for a longer period of time, exposing it to
> the intense heat of the lamp for projection. Some could even project a
> single frame, but a douser needs to reduce the intensity of the heat from
> the lamp, or the frame melts very quickly. The edges of that splice in the
> Z film look as though this was the case, although it doesn't rule out
> nefarious intent. Those dousers almost never worked the way they were
But don't we have other, non-Life, versions of the film without the