Limousine, Midnight Blue: Fifty Frames from the Zapruder Film, by HECHT JAMEY
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- ISBN: 9781597091282 | 1597091286
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/15/2009
This sequence of fifty 14-line poems uses the Zapruder Film of President Kennedy's murder as a prism through which to view America and the world. Refracted rays touch on crime and punishment; guilt and responsibility; charisma and love; the dying victim's experience during the stretched-out seconds of his violation and death; and the dark world of war profiteering, narco-traffic, and deceit where the facts of power determine history. Epic tradition (e.g., Homer, Dante, Milton) shares these pages with science, religion, and popular culture, now funny and now horrifying. Limousine, Midnight Blueis a haunted book about a haunted film of an event whose hungry ghosts still walk the American unconscious, rattling their chains louder every year.