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Cold war brainwashing in Manchurian Candidate

by Critical Commons Manager

A long take and 360 degree pan reveal multiple subjective viewpoints in this centerpiece sequence from The Manchurian Candidate. A group of American soldiers taken prisoner during the Korean War have been hypnotized to believe they are waiting out a storm at a ladies garden club that is actually a demonstration of brainwashing techniques by Chinese communists who intend to send sleeper agents back to the U.S. to carry out a political assassination and coup d'état.

Subjective POV and off screen space in The Manchurian Candidate

A virtuosically choreographed long take reveals multiple subjective viewpoints in Frank Sinatra's recurring dream from The Manchurian Candidate

from The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Creator: John Frankenheimer
Distributor: MGM/UA
Posted by Critical Commons Manager