Exhibit One: "The Manchurian Candidate." Original: 1962, dir. John Frankheimer, written by George Alexrod, based on the book by Richard Condon. Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, and James Gregory. Withdrawn by Sinatra (who owned it) after Kennedy's assassination, and not seen for many years. They are remaking it with Denzel Washington (presumably in the Sinatra role, though it isn't a good one.) Why a remake is a bad idea: This is Frankheimer's best movie. Great script. Laurance Harvey (as the assassin) and James Gregory (as the Manchurian candidate) do their best work. The best performance, though, is Angela Lansbury as the bitch-villainess mother of the former and wife of the latter. Why they may want to remake it: It can get more explicit now. There was, for instance, two incestuous relationships in the book, which didn't make it into the movie. Is this remake a good idea? I vote no. If you haven't seen the movie, see it now before these jerks ruin it for you.