Originally posted by totalnerduk:
I'm sure that the theater audience were overwhelmed by the spectacle. They got to watch it live, after all.
Perhaps, but those people are all long dead, unlike the many who can still remember JFK's death, so the Lincoln assassination is something less of a touchy subject.
However many times, however many ways I read over David A's post, I still can't shake the sense that behind the words, there is a certain sadness that the event was not filmed in Panavision for poor-quality illegal download, and an eventual DVD with commentary from several high-grade weapons experts.
Perhaps I'm searching too deeply.
Quite the opposite, actually. Rather I was poking fun at the morbid fascination that some people seem to have with the JFK assassination.