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Conspiracy Thrillers | The Manchurian Candidate (1962 + 2004): Slate's Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on the tale of brainwashing, war, and politics—told two ways, based on the same novel.

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In this first episode of Slate's Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club, Sam Adams talks with Mark Harris, journalist and author of Five Came Back, about The Manchurian Candidate, a tale of brainwashing, war, and politics that first made it on-screen in 1962 and was then re-made in 2004, with each reflecting the crises of their time.Learn more about the Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club at slate.com/thrillers

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