Thursday, June 1, 2017

#15 - Picture, Quote, Movie


QUOTE:  "Very pretty.....but can they fight?"

WHAT MOVIE?  It is a political thriller released in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis which is appropriate because it taps into the Red Scare hysteria of that time. It is based on a novel by Richard Condon and is faithful to the book. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and showcases his style of unusual camera angles and symbolism (notice all the images of Lincoln). The movie was supposedly taken out of circulation because of its proximity to the Kennedy assassination. There is also the possibility that Oswald saw the film and was inspired by it.

6 comments:

  1. 1. Catch 22
    2. The Dirty Dozen
    3. The Manchurian Candidate

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  2. This has to be the easiest quiz thus far.

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    1. They can't all be difficult.

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    2. Not complaining, just observing.

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  3. Roger Ebert said in an essay that The Manchurian Candidate was taken out of circulation, not because of the Kennedy assassination, but because of a dispute between Sinatra and the studio over the profits.

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