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23rd May '16 3:05:00 PM burninmylight
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* TheCasanova: Marco is said to have at least two women every night, and Raymond's pretty good at with women as well. Raymond was originally shy around women, but Dr. Yen Lo [[ThrowTheDogABone "removed" Raymond's sexual timidity during his brainwashing.]]

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* TheCasanova: Marco is said to have at least two women every night, and Raymond's pretty good at with women as well. Raymond was originally shy around women, but Dr. Yen Lo [[ThrowTheDogABone "removed" Raymond's sexual timidity during his brainwashing.]]
19th May '16 3:52:09 AM Caswin
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* WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue: Apparently, it's an "old wives' tale" that hypnotized people can't be forced to do things that are against their natures.

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* WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue: Apparently, it's an "old wives' tale" that hypnotized people can't be forced to do things that are against their natures. [[spoiler:While it doesn't initially ''stop'' him, the act of killing Jocelyn visibly does a number on Raymond and contributes to his overcoming his conditioning later on.]]
19th May '16 2:12:47 AM Caswin
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* LaughablyEvil: Yen Lo is disarmingly quippy.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It makes ''sense,'' since his role in the conspiracy is over with, but it still feels odd when the mastermind behind the programming, Dr. Yen Lo, completely disappears from the movie midway through.
28th Feb '16 8:15:55 AM henry42
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* UpToEleven: Mrs. Iselin's obsession with getting her husband into the White House and overthrowing the government, even if it means [[spoiler:using her own son as a brainwashed killing machine to help speed things up. The one thing she ''didn't'' do was specifically choose to have him be the assassin, that part she believes was done to attempt to control her.]]
29th Dec '15 4:02:55 PM AllenbysEyes
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** Only in the 1962 film is the Republican Party specifically named. (Raymond's mother's party is also not named in the book.) Reinforced by all of the Lincoln imagery the Iselins surround themselves with.

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** Only in the 1962 film is the Republican Party specifically named. (Raymond's mother's party is also not named in the book.) Reinforced by all of the Lincoln imagery the Iselins surround themselves with. At one point, Mrs. Iselin also mocks Adlai Stevenson, the Democrat's 1956 Presidential candidate.
29th Dec '15 3:54:24 PM AllenbysEyes
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* BlackComedy: The 1962 film plays up the novel's absurd elements, adding a lot of dialogue and imagery that skews it towards comedy.
29th Dec '15 3:45:44 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ThrowItIn: John Frankenheimer notes on the commentary that the scene where Senator Iselin argues with the Secretary of Defense was entirely ad-libbed.
29th Dec '15 3:44:06 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ThrowItIn: John Frankenheimer notes on the commentary that the scene where Senator Iselin argues with the Secretary of Defense was entirely ad-libbed.
21st Dec '15 1:21:40 AM Mdumas43073
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The first movie adaptation (directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer) stars FrankSinatra as Marco and Laurence Harvey as Shaw. Creator/AngelaLansbury plays Shaw's mother Eleanor Iselin. It is a very faithful adaptation of the novel, with much of the dialogue taken straight from the book.

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The first movie adaptation (directed 1962 film, directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer) Creator/JohnFrankenheimer, stars FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra as Marco and Laurence Harvey as Shaw. Creator/AngelaLansbury plays Shaw's mother Eleanor Iselin. It is a very faithful adaptation of the novel, with much of the dialogue taken straight from the book.
21st Dec '15 1:20:46 AM Mdumas43073
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''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' is a 1959 ConspiracyThriller novel by Richard Condon, about the son of a prominent political family who has been brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for the Communist Party. The novel has been adapted for the screen twice -- once in 1962 and once in 2004.

During the Korean War, Captain Bennett Marco and Sergeant Raymond Shaw were part of a platoon that was captured in 1952. They are taken to Manchuria, and are brainwashed to believe that Sgt. Shaw saved their lives in combat for which the Army awards him the Medal of Honor.

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''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'' is a 1959 ConspiracyThriller novel by Richard Condon, about the son of a prominent political family who has been brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for the Communist Party. The novel has been was adapted for the screen twice -- once in 1962 and once again in 2004.

During the Korean War, TheKoreanWar, Captain Bennett Marco and Sergeant Raymond Shaw were part of a platoon that was captured in 1952. They are taken to Manchuria, and are brainwashed to believe that Sgt. Shaw saved their lives in combat for which the Army awards him the Medal of Honor.
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