Oliver Stone on 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Oliver Stone discusses the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, which was chronicled in his blockbuster film, “JFK.” A Vietnam War veteran, Stone has made around two dozen acclaimed Hollywood films, including “Platoon,” “Salvador,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Nixon,” “South of the Border” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” A commemorative edition of “JFK” comes out next week.

Thousands of Greeks mark 40th anniversary of student uprising, protest against austerity (PHOTOS)

Thousands of Greeks mark 40th anniversary of student uprising, protest against austerity (PHOTOS)

More than 16,000 Greeks marched through the streets of Athens on Sunday to protest against austerity and mark the 40th anniversary of the student uprising against the former ruling military junta.

  The annual march comes as Greece reels from its sixth year of  recession. European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF)  lenders are set to begin a new round of talks to decide whether  to throw more money at the southern European nation. 

  The crowd gathered in front of parliament in Syntagma Square,  waving banners which read, “IMF, EU out!,” in reference to  the bailouts that Greece has received from both bodies in return  for harsh austerity measures.  

  The crowd shouted, “Don’t bow your heads” and “Never  again fascism,” in reference to the military rule which took  place between 1967 and 1974.

JFK Assassination Zapruder Stabilized Motion Panorama HD plus SloMo – 50th anniversary

When it’s bouncing around and playing back at a jittery 18 frames per second, the infamous Zapruder footage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination feels almost unreal. But when it’s stabilized with additional interpolated frames bringing it to a steady 30 frames per second (like we’re used to seeing on TV) it suddenly becomes much more real.

With computer-generated in-between frames you’ll want to take this particular footage with a grain of salt, but YouTuber antdavisonNZ has given us a remarkable and eerie new perspective on the events that unfolded almost 50 years
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(best viewed in 1080pHD) … this clip’s frames have been interpolated to playback at 30 frames per second; the SloMo portion has 4 interpolated frames for each real frame; the original film frame rate was 18fps

frame interpolation by pixel motion estimation introduces some artifacting, but smooths the motion

sister motion panorama is …

… whose playback is 18 frames per second, the same speed as the film was originally shot; there is no frame interpolation in that clip

a more zoomed in version, without interpolation & encoded to playback both in realtime (18 fps) and at 1/3 speed (6 fps) is ..

frames’ source is from …
http://www.youtube.com/user/johncostella
… who pin-cushion adjusted the frames to flatten the lens distortion, particularly at the corners of the frames

to compare this with the footage filmed by Orville Nix from the opposite side of the motorcade, watch …

Marie Muchmore’s short clip of the assassination in stabilized motion panorama format is …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMdreK…