Fourth Thursday of the Month Movie Night Discussion
The Manchurian Candidate
Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm, PST

Manchurian Candidate 1962 and 2004 How Did the Roles of Women and Men change over 44 years found on Amazon Prime and Youtube.

The Manchurian Candidate was a novel by Richard Condon, first published in 1959.The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film with the same title, in 1962 and again in 2004. The 1962 film is faithful to the book; the 2004 remake updates the action and alters characters.  It is a political thriller about the son of a prominent U.S. political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy. 

 

1962 MOVIE: Directed by John Frankenheimer. With Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury. A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

 

2004 MOVIE: Directed by Jonathan Demme. With Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise. In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

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UPCOMING MOVIE: Thursday, March 25, at 7 pm, PDT

Suffragettes on Netflix or Amazon Prime