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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Owning, Showing, Telling
  • Chapter Two. Eternally Framed
  • Chapter Three. Inside the Zapruder Museum
  • Chapter Four. No Hugging, No Learning
  • Chapter Five. Pleasing to the Eye
  • Chapter Six. Death in Dallas
  • Chapter Seven. Oswald's Window
  • Chapter Eight. Traveling Images
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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This fascinating account examines how Abraham Zapruder's accidental footage of the Kennedy assassination has been transformed from documentary evidence to an aesthetic and cultural lodestone

About the Author

Oyvind Vagnes is a postdoctoral fellow at the research center Nomadikon: New Ecologies of the Image in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway.


"In a newly published book, Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture , the Norwegian scholar Oyvind Vagnes attempts to trace the tangled history of the film and the ways in which it has travelled through popular culture, imprinting itself on our collective memory of the assassination." John Byrne, The Irish Times "Oyvind Vagnes examines how the images from Zapruder's film have traveled and spread virally through American culture over the past almost-50 years, recycled and re-mediated endlessly in picture magazines and television news, to art works - from paintings to video art to installations - to novels, Hollywood cinema, TV sitcoms, video games, and 3-D virtual reality animation." - The Sixties

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