Thursday, July 29, 2004

From: D.Edelstein. To: T. Aaron

An excerpt from Brainwash, Rinse, Repeat - The improbable integrity of the new Manchurian Candidate:
When I heard that Jonathan Demme planned to remake John Frankenheimer's sensational 1962 thriller The Manchurian Candidate, I passed in about a minute through four stages of K├╝bler-Rossian grief: denial ("He can't be that stupid"), anger ("Is nothing sacred?"), bargaining ("I just won't see the damn thing"), and depression ("Is he that desperate?"). The final stage, acceptance, came only after seeing Demme's movie and coming to terms with his achievement.

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