bostonterrierowner wrote:The picture of Moro in a trunk shows some other type of a car , its way too big for a R4 , compare it to the other pics of this legendary vehicle
The trunk is too wide , Aldo's position in it would be impossible in a real R4 . Maybe we are onto smth. here ?
Photographer responsible for this picture is an interesting individual , we are still waiting for Simon to write more about him once the dust on Utoya settles down ...
Yes the R4 seems to simply be too big (did models exist of a different scale? I doubt it.) But don't forget that we have a video of Moro in the trunk, too (taken from the same location):
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOVrxtHKnOM
Has the video actually been around since 1978? (I remember having seen this video before, but when exactly it came out?)
If the video was leaked to TV in 1994 as the caption seem to imply ("Mixer" was a program of italian TV hosted by journalist known for his dubious political affiliations), then it could be a retroactive digital manipulation created to lend credibility to the psy-op... Otherwise we have to think at a different kind of "special effects" at work...
I notice only now that the scrolling titles explain that the video comes from the archives of one "Beppe Baghdikian", and that the video was taken by one "Valerio Leccese", first journalist on site that afternoon. Leccese was a journalist of a private local station in Rome, "GBR".
I seem to understand that Baghdikian died in the 90s (http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1997 ... 4823.shtml), so maybe that's why this video was "leaked", although wikipedia (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBR_%28rete_televisiva%29) seem to imply that the images were immediately acquired by the national TV RAI, and broadcasted back in 1978. I can't tell which is the truth at this stage.
I can tell that GBR belonged to the same political area as the RAI TV program "Mixer": the anti-communist socialist party of Bettino Craxi. Craxi will be exposed as a crucial element of the whole Moro operation... he was assigned the "humanitarian" role of one willing to deal with the terrorists to save Moro... a role given to him to gain the sympathies of the left and carry it to a safer pro-USA position. It has been proved that Craxi's rise to the leadership of the socialist party was supported ans sponsored by the P2 lodge, because of Craxi anti-communist atlantic beliefs, and his willingness and eagerness to be corrupted, just like the leadership of the christian party in the person of politician Giulio Andreotti needed... (more on this crucial figure later) (sorry, it's the Moro case )
Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti ruled Italy in the 80s
Back to this crucial video: it can be difficult at this stage to explain a digital manipulation for this possibly very old document, but there might be a simpler explanation that just occurs to me: we have seen how the red renault 4 carried certain symbolic meanings for the italian left, that had elected it as its favorite "enlightened proletariat" vehicle (yes I know it sounds stupid but those were the years when anything had a political connotation); so let's say it was a weird requirement for the psy-op to use this vehicle and not another.
Maybe what we see here is a "mock" R4 built on purpose, slightly larger than reality (or, less likely, a mock body, slightly smaller), like in a cinematographic set. (which would explain why later the car disappeared or was destroyed). Compared to video manipulation, I can place this possibility more reasonably in the Italy of the 70s, in the city that had Cinecittà and the greatest european directors and special effects experts of those years (such as Carlo Rambaldi, responsible for King Kong and E.T. and other major psy-op movies... Rambaldi never used computers or video manipulation, only scaled, often robotized models, from the giant to the tiny.)