Journalist Michael Newton’s terrific new article ASSASSINATION AT THE MOVIES will have you re-watching all the movies he examines after you’ve read this.
What a read. Picking up The Guardian the day before yesterday, I just had to post about a killer article I read in it called ASSASSINATION AT THE MOVIES.
When you read that title, you may immediately think back to Travis Bickle who so memorably said:
“You make the move. It’s your move… You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.”
Director Martin Scorsese’s iconic movie Taxi Driver is but one of the films examined in this spot on, terrifically researched article ASSASSINATION AT THE MOVIES by journalist Michael Newton. It looks in detail at John Hinckley’s extreme effort to get Jodie Foster’s attention by shooting President Reagan and how little it may have actually been connected to Taxi Driver, whilst also exploring how assassins have been portrayed on film.
The Parallax View, JFK, The Manchurian Candidate, North by Northwest, Grosse Point Blank, Nikita, Executive Action, The Day of the Jackal and many more are put under the microscope in this fascinating read – take a look…