Saturday, August 07, 2004

Beware the Ides of Manchuria

I'm not an overly superstitious person, but I'm a little worried Paramount may be tempting fate by releasing their remake of The Manchurian Candidate in this Orange Alert climate leading up to the November election. After all, the original, released a little over a year before that tragic day in Dallas, had to be pulled from circulation following the assasination of John F. Kennedy (who, ironically, was in part responsible for it being brought to the screen in the first place).

This is especially troubling given the "20 Years Rule" I recently heard about. It's another superstition/coincidence that augurs a national tragedy in our near future.

We can only hope these portents go as unfulfilled as the potential of the lame Jonathan Demme remake.

1 Comments:

Blogger Alison said...

I just saw the movie and don't think it's too big of a deal it was released in an orange alert climate. My mom is convinced that Kerry is a Heinz candidate though.

August 08, 2004 8:59 PM  

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