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Zaprudered : the Kennedy assassination film in visual culture / Øyvind Vågnes.

By: Vågnes, Øyvind, 1972-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (x, 211 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780292735514 (electronic bk.); 0292735510 (electronic bk.).Other title: Kennedy assassination film in visual culture.Subject(s): Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- In motion pictures | Zapruder, Abraham | Amateur films -- Texas -- Dallas -- History -- 20th century | Memory -- Political aspects -- United States | Motion pictures and historyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Zaprudered.DDC classification: 973.922092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- Owning, showing, telling -- Eternally framed -- Inside the Zapruder Museum -- No hugging, no learning -- Pleasing to the eye -- Death in Dallas -- Oswald's window -- Traveling images.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Owning, showing, telling -- Eternally framed -- Inside the Zapruder Museum -- No hugging, no learning -- Pleasing to the eye -- Death in Dallas -- Oswald's window -- Traveling images.

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Vagnes (Univ. of Bergen, Norway) examines the different cultural productions incorporating images from Abraham Zapruder's 26.6-second film of President's John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, in order to demonstrate how much those images have entered the collective imagination and memory of artists of different genres. Quotations from cultural theorists bolster the study's analysis of performance group Ant Farm's video The Eternal Frame; Don DeLillo's novel Underworld; an episode from Seinfeld; Andy Warhol's silk-screened prints of Kennedy; exhibits at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, in Dallas; and Zoran Naskovski's art installation Death in Dallas. References to fictional films, paintings, and video games further underscore the diverse appropriation of Zapruder's images. As Vagnes shows, the images Zapruder recorded on his 8mm camera serve different purposes; starting as evidence for understanding an assassination plot against the president, Zapruder's images have become aesthetic statements shaped by the artists' different mediums. The language of cultural criticism may prove challenging for readers not familiar with its specialized vocabulary (e.g., intertextuality, performativity, and postmemory). But Zaprudered successfully shows that images are expropriated and transformed over time, losing their original meaning for another one. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals. M. Greenwald University of Pittsburgh

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