Modernizing ‘The Manchurian Candidate’

Has anyone here seen the Manchurian Candidate….the original not the cheesy re-make…?  You should watch it then this post would make more sense than just a rant…..

We all have heard the back and forth by all sides about the “hacking” in the last election…..Trump is saying not so fast more info is needed but one of his advisers, James Woolsey, does not totally agree…..

Senior Donald Trump adviser James Woolsey says that despite the president-elect’s skepticism, he believes Russian hackers really were involved in election-related skulduggery. “I think the Russians were in there, but it doesn’t mean other people weren’t, too,” Woolsey tells CNN. “It’s often not foolproof to say who it is because it is possible and sometimes easy to hide your tracks. There’s lots of tricks.” Woolsey, who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations and was CIA director under Bill Clinton, admitted that Trump is an ” expert in weaving around” issues like this, and there is a chance that he could just be playing the media with claims to “know things that other people don’t know” about the hacking allegations.

The original movie is about a “sleeper” agent planted in the country that will effect the election…..

There are some similarities in life as in the movie….the closeness of some to Russia and the possibility of some sort of “coup” to put Russia in charge…..

An interesting article….(please I do not agree but it is a interesting point….that is if one takes the time to read it)…..

Donald Trump’s transition from U.S. President-elect to taking power recalls nothing so much as a forgotten Hollywood genre: the paranoid melodrama. Perhaps the greatest film of this type, “The Manchurian Candidate,” concerns a communist plot to use the brainwashed son of a leading right-wing family to upend the American political system. Given the fondness that Trump and so many of his appointees seem to have for Russian President Vladimir Putin, life may be about to imitate – if not exceed – art.

To be sure, the attraction for Putin that Trump and his picks for secretary of state and national security adviser ― Rex Tillerson and Michael Flynn ― share is not the result of brainwashing, unless you consider the love of money (and of the people who can funnel it to you) a form of brainwashing. Nonetheless, such Kremlinophilia is ― to resurrect a word redolent of Cold War paranoia ― decidedly un-American.

Source: Trump and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar for Comfort | The Huffington Post

There are just so many thoughts about what to expect and the possibilities after 20Jan17…..a day that will live in…… (you insert the term )…….

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12 thoughts on “Modernizing ‘The Manchurian Candidate’

  1. I think Reacher’s motto fits here, too, to wit: “Plan for the worst, hope for the best…” The unsaid given is, deal with what happens the best you can, having planned for the worst….

    gigoid, the dubious

      1. I did not watch it, deliberately, for the simple reason the wimp, T. Cruise, who can’t be more than 5’3″ tall, was the absolute worst choice to play Reacher, & only got the part because he bought the rights to it. Jack Reacher is 6′ 5″ tall, & weighed in at minimum 250 lbs. without any fat at all. He is a force of nature, an unstoppable warrior, with several mental attitudes and skills essential to the character… including the reflex of attacking when threatened, rather than flinching in fear. Tom Cruise just doesn’t make the grade, physically, besides being an idiot…. The books aren’t going to make good movies with Cruise as Reacher, believe me. Read the books instead…

        gigoid

      2. Books are always a better way to find shit out…actually I was talking about the original “Manchurian Candidate”….chuq

      3. Ah… missed that. I never watched it, as I lost my taste for “political drama” long ago… Why pursue what is essentially a delusional system? A waste of mental effort, better spent thinking of different ways to do things we depend on government for… But, it was a good movie, I believe; just not my preference for ‘entertainment’… I’ve always preferred books….and the book was good….

        g

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