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October 10, 2008

the original version of `the manchurian candidate`

Filed under: Life in Japan — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 2:12 pm
just watched this, and parts of this were genuinely creepy.

some things seem corny now, but some parts were really well done, even better than the recent remake.  the original definitely has a greater hold on my memory.

they really teased out the idea of being controlled – not so much against your will, but as if you had no will at all. just a doll, waiting to be controlled.

also, the pacing is much slower, more patient. it is usual to notice how slow and drab earlier times must have been.  and to think of our modern lifestyle as “normal”  but modern life is so much faster, like we all have Attention deficit disorder … which may be true. 

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