This week’s Best Summer Movies of All Time are all about “brainwashing.” We’ve chosen Farenheit 451 and The Manchurian Candidate. First up is Truffaut’s excellent take on the famous novel in which novels are contraband and wall-screens are all the rage! Next up, and in honour(?) of the recent U.S. National conventions, we’re presenting a noirish suspense film of an “unwitting” assassin.
Tonight, we’ll be asking the kids: what does it mean to be “brainwashed” and how does it relate to “memory” itself?
How would you compare these films?