Comment: Altamont

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Altamont

It's a fascinating read, but I have an issue with his coverage of Altamont. I have the Criterion issue of 'Gimme Shelter', and unless the footage was doctored, a gun (or something that looks just like a gun) is visible in the victim's hand. The author of this piece challenges the reader to try and pick out a gun from a couple of blurry stills, and concludes that not only was there no gun, but that this was a ritual murder. Hmmmm.