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Remake of The Manchurian Candidate
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2071  Thursday, 9 December 2004

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Wednesday, 8 Dec 2004 08:59:10 -0500
Subject:        Remake of The Manchurian Candidate

Scott Newstrom has drawn my attention to a brief moment when we see a
poster of Paul Robeson as Othello in the remake of The Manchurian
Candidate (in which Korea is replaced with Iraq). I can't think of any
political thrillers that make use of Shakespeare.  Frederic Jameson has
an excellent analysis of the 1970s political thriller in his book, The
Geopolitical Aesthetic.


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