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Who was the mysterious Umbrella Man at JFK's assassination? Errol Morris explores

11.22.2011
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A new film from one of the world's greatest documentary filmmakers is always cause for joy. 

Today the New York Times has published an op-ed and short film by Errol Morris titled THE UMBRELLA MAN. An interview with Josiah "Tink" Thompson, the scholar who wrote "Six Seconds in Dallas" about the Zapruder film, he talks about the suspicious man holding an umbrella during the parade on that beautiful sunny day. Thompson was the man who first noticed this figure who was standing right near where the shots rang out, and named him. People supplied their own conspiracy theories, but the Umbrella Man himself eventually came forward with an explanation.

It's fascinating stuff, impeccably constructed as usual by Morris. Head on over to the Times to check out the six-minute short.

At the end of the article Morris expresses his wishes for this to become the first part of an extended series of the JFK assassination, as this was just a tiny bit of his six-hour interview with Thompson. Let's hope he gets it made.

Source: The NY Times

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2:14PM on 11/26/2011
The Umbrella Man is Jake Epping...I mean "George Amberson."
The Umbrella Man is Jake Epping...I mean "George Amberson."
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1:52PM on 11/23/2011

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The only thing that was going to rain down from the sky are pieces of JFK's skull and brain.
The only thing that was going to rain down from the sky are pieces of JFK's skull and brain.
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7:33AM on 11/23/2011
Maybe he was waiting for the rain to fall.
Maybe he was waiting for the rain to fall.
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7:55PM on 11/22/2011
Funny thing is that the secret service should have taken the umbrella away from him or made him leave the parade route. It wasn't allowed as one could conceal a weapon. But nothing was said.
Funny thing is that the secret service should have taken the umbrella away from him or made him leave the parade route. It wasn't allowed as one could conceal a weapon. But nothing was said.
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6:18PM on 11/22/2011
JFK II: The Bush Connection is a great one as well. A must see for anyone into the JFK assassination.
JFK II: The Bush Connection is a great one as well. A must see for anyone into the JFK assassination.
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5:39PM on 11/22/2011

The sun can be hot

In which an umbrella can provide shade...
In which an umbrella can provide shade...
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12:53PM on 11/23/2011
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4:49PM on 11/22/2011
Its the Observer!
Its the Observer!
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