Talk:The Day of the Jackal

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Split the article[edit]

This should be split into a film article by itself.Fistful of Questions 03:42, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Split - Most plays/films adaptations have separate articles.--Gkklein 22:10, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Done. I have moved the information about the film to The Day of the Jackal (film). Count de Ville 04:06, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

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Charges of homophobia[edit]

This "criticism" is very much minor in the context of the novel and its reception generally. It simply repeats verbatim the criticism of one particular perspective based on a very minor event in the novel. The WP project/ Novels has a suggested article structure here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Novels/ArticleTemplate.

Perhaps a line or two of this current section might be incorporated into a section called "Literary Signifance and Reception". AleXd (talk) 10:39, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Can anyone confirm that this book even exists? I tried to find out whether "consumated" is spelt that way in the original, but Amazon, Google Books, and WorldCat have nothing, nor could I find out anything about who Alan B. Higgs is. It would appear to be self-published. - Cal Engime (talk) 19:15, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Assassination attempt location[edit]

The article currently mentions the August assassination attempt being "along the Avenue de la Liberation in Paris". The de Gaulle article, the Petit-Clamart article and the Jean Bastien-Thiry article mention that famous attempt taking place at Petit-Clamart. Also, I vaguely remember reading once that the assassination scene in the movie (and the book?) is a dramatized amalgamation of several attempts on de Gaulle's life. It would be good to clarify this I think. – JBarta (talk) 16:32, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Nevermind. There is an "Avenue de la Liberation" in Clamart. Unfortunately for me, there is one in Saint-Étienne as well... and that's where my mistake was. – JBarta (talk) 16:48, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
"Citroen helps de Gaulle survive assassination attempt" The History Channel "This Day in History: August 22, 1962":
"In August 1962, a group called the OAS (Secret Army Organization in English) plotted an assassination attempt on President De Gaulle, who they believed had betrayed France by giving up Algeria (in northern Africa) to Algerian nationalists. Near dusk on August 22, 1962, De Gaulle and his wife were riding from the Elysee Palace to Orly Airport. As his black Citroen DS sped along the Avenue de la Liberation in Paris at 70 miles per hour, 12 OAS gunmen opened fire on the car. A hail of 140 bullets, most of them coming from behind, killed two of the president's motorcycle bodyguards, shattered the car's rear window and punctured all four of its tires." Centpacrr (talk) 16:51, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Got it. Like I said... my mistake. Actually it seems there are multiple Avenue de la Liberation's around France. I might be slow... but I get there eventually ;-) – JBarta (talk) 16:56, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I suppose if we wanted to put a fine point on it, we might say the assassination attempt was in "Petit-Clamart, a suburb of Paris". – JBarta (talk) 17:03, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Assassination attempt failure reason[edit]

Day of the Jackal claims that Bastien-Thiry consulted a 1961 calendar and determined that dusk fell on 22nd August at 8:35; had he consulted a 1962 calendar he would have determined that on 22nd August 1962, dusk fell at 8:10, 25 minutes earlier and a crucial error. This is specious: the difference between sunset times for the same day on two consecutive years is never more than a few minutes. Specifically, local sunset in Paris on 1961-08-22 was 20:53:39 (more or less, depending on precise longitude) and on 1962-08-22 was 20:54:08, about 30 seconds difference. Evaluist (talk) 17:56, 4 August 2014 (UTC)