The Manchurian Candidate

Cooler weather has once again come to town,,,,,My Saturday and my Better Half and I will settle in and watch the Manchurian Candidate…..a great way to spend Saturday……speaking of the Manchurian Candidate…..

One of my favorite movies of all time is the Manchurian Candidate….the 1960s original not the remake with Denzel…..the re-make just did not have the same impact as the original…..these are a couple of trailers form the original….

What a fanciful movie…..a little trip into fantasy right?

Maybe no so much……..

An influential politician who’s actually an enemy mole, turned while a prisoner of war, and now subverting America … It’s the subject of Homeland, the hit cable series. Ironically, the program’s second season on Showtime unfolds exactly 50 years after a classic movie first named its theme.

The Manchurian Candidate premiered in October 1962. Since then the specific strain of ideological corruption has mutated, from communism to violent Jihadism, but the public remains fascinated with the concept of brainwashing – of Americans returning from captivity secretly beholden to foreign enemies. Now U.S. government records, many declassified after decades of secrecy, are finally revealing the real story behind the enduring meme.

Fiction imitates Life……

Ain’t history grand?

Coolness and the garden make for a great afternoon…..a little wine, cheese, nuts and fruit…….and my buddy Mo…..

4 thoughts on “The Manchurian Candidate

  1. I agree that the original is far superior to the later remake. A film that not only stands the test of time, but also feels topical and relevant today.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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