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The Manchurian Candidate (1962). IMDB. Wikipedia.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004). IMDB. Wikipedia.
Both films originate from the 1959 novel by Richard Condon.
5:09 Synopsis of the 1962 version.
9:52 Synopsis of the 2004 version.
15:18 Beginning of open discussion.
1:49:03 Discussion of the original novel.
1:55:24 Final thoughts.
:13 Music from The Manchurian Candidate (1962), composed by David Amram. The scores for both films are available on a single CD.
1:34 The amazing hand-made pizza Weston brought with him when he met up with Noel and the rest of the Made of Fail crew at the C2E2 convention in March.
4:56 Relic, the book. The Relic, the movie. Reliquary, the book made impossible by The Relic, the movie.
8:58 Noel is correct when he says the claim that the film disappeared following the death of President Kennedy is indeed a myth. The filmed aired twice on television in the 60s, then twice again in the 70s. Where Noel is incorrect is that the film was re-released in the late 80s instead of during the 70s, following a long stretch where it was unavailable due to a complicated contractual mess. This is confirmed in a brief L.A. Times article by Michael Schlesinger, the man who arranged the 1988 re-release.
9:41 "And knowing is half the battle."
9:41 "And knowing is half the batmobile" is a line from the Bum Review of G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, which seems to only be available on the Best of That Guy With The Glasses, Volume 1 dvd. Which Evie owns... SUCK IT, PLEBS!
9:48 Bat Credit Cards. EVIE SMASH!!!
20:09 If you haven't done so already, give our Pyscho episode a listen. It features broken Dayna.
21:04 John Edwards. And his hair.
25:06 Cobra. La la la la la la la la la.
25:25 If, like poor Weston, you haven't exposed yourself to the awesome that is Veronica Mars, we strongly insist that you do so.
26:18 Sarah Palin.
28:38 The Picture of Dorian Gray was actually Angela Lansbury's third film. Her first, when she was only 18, was Gaslight. Both films won her Oscar nominations.
30:19 John McCain.
30:38 The Medal of Honor.
31:51 Hillary Clinton.
32:10 Mary Bono Mack.
35:53 Actually, it wasn't until 1966 that the Hays Code was revised to allow films to include a "Suggested for Mature Audiences" label, and it was in 1968 that it was fully replaced by the MPAA rating system.
39:14 Even though the others corrected Noel that it's actually the Queen of Diamonds, he keeps calling it the Queen of Hearts. He has been punished. His pleas for more were then ignored as further punishment.
41:25 The Lincoln assassination.
41:51 The Kennedy assassination.
43:14 "They Jossed him."
51:26 Denzel Washington's pinky.
55:17 Dick Cheney.
58:22 It seems cigarettes can't taste like a cigarette should, because yak dung cigarettes, sadly, do not exist in real life.
59:35 The Grudge.
59:39 Freddy Krueger.
1:01:36 The Martha Stewart Show.
1:01:48 Late Show with David Letterman.
1:02:01 Al Franken.
1:10:58 "Danger, Will Robinson!"
1:12:55 Tracking chips. For pets. Just for pets. Nothing but pets. Allegedly.
1:19:10 Dragon Seed. (trailer)
1:19:25 Mako (pronounced "aw-suhm"). Evie was wrong. Mako did not come to the US in the mid 60s, but in fact became a naturalized American citizen in 1956. His first film role was in Never So Few, released in the same year as The Manchurian Candidate.
1:20:41 Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany's.
1:45:04 "Not-PhotoShop doesn't work that way!"
1:48:49 Roger Corman.
1:53:35 Do not ask Dayna about The Folder. She will not tell you about The Folder. Unless you ask her about it.
1:53:43 The Aristocrats.
1:54:56 Wincest. Once seen it cannot be unseen.
1:55:09 Bret Easton Ellis.
1:55:14 Ernest Hemingway.
2:00:00 Music from The Manchurian Candidate (2004), composed by Rachael Portman. The scores for both films are available on a single CD.
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