–verb (used with object)
1. to muddle or confuse: a jumble of sounds to fuddle the senses.
2. to make drunk; intoxicate.
–verb (used without object)
3. to tipple.
to drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess.
4. a confused state; muddle; jumble.
The Manchurian Candidate features a host of remarkable performances, several from actors cast cleverly against type.
Frank Sinatra's edgy, aggressive turn as Marco may be the finest dramatic work of his career; Laurence Harvey's chilly onscreen demeanor was rarely used to s better advantage than as Raymond Shaw; James Gregory is great as the oft-befuddled Senator Iselin; and Angela Lansbury's ultimate bad mom will be a shock to those who know her as the lovable mystery writer from Murder, She Wrote.
George Axelrod's screenplay (based on Richard Condon's novel) is by turns compelling, witty, and horrifying in its implications, and John Frankenheimer's direction milks it for all the tension it can muster. While Frankenheimer's career has had its ups and downs, The Manchurian Candidate and Seconds (1966) suggest that he deserves to be recognized as one of the most brilliantly paranoid American filmmakers of the '60s.
Entertaining yet unsettling, both films indicate that things in the '60s were not what they seemed, with a resonance that still echoes uncomfortably in the present.
All El Mariachi wants is a job, which leads him to the [cantina] of the foxy Domino, a beauty who takes a shine to the kid but also happens to be a favorite of murderous Moco.
Steve Buscemi as the cantina [patron] who sets up the story,
There is a sequence in a [canalside] bistro where a magician flirts with her,
I wouldn't get too carried away with this sobriety thing.
Just finished the ethanol susidies.
Uh, gimlet please?