Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 8, 2019

50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago tonight, four followers of Charles Manson, on his orders, killed Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, and Steven Parent at the home of Roman Polanski. Tate was Polanski's wife and she was over eight months pregnant.

Leno and Rosemary LaBianca would be murdered the following night.

Almost all of the "Manson Family" are still where they belong-- in prison. One turned state's evidence and was granted immunity. One, who was convicted of a different killing, was paroled almost 25 years ago (in exchange for telling where a body was buried). Two, including Manson, have died in prison.

The Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, takes gross liberties with the facts of the day.


re the paragon said...

I think I would be ok with Leslie Van Houten being released. If it is possible to reform yourself in prison, she has done it.

The New York Crank said...

Not only did Tarrantino take wild liberties with history, but he ended up with a movie that rates a giant Meh!

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Comrade Misfit said...

"Meh" is a good description. The movie was overlong with a number of irrelevant scenes. I can't imagine any other director being allowed to make that script.

k55f5r said...

I liked it a lot better than Inglorious Basterds - his other alternative history film. Especially the scene where Brad Pitt kicks Bruce Lee's ass.