Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston Manhunt

I'm glad I didn't speculate about the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing because Chechen separatists would not have made the list.

It's hard to come up with historic or literary parallels for the current manhunt for the second bomber. The Dillinger hunt was no where near this intense. The hunts for Jack the Ripper, Zodiac, or the kidnapped Lindbergh baby did not require shutting down a major city.

Perhaps the closest I can come to the feel of events in Boston is the 1931 German movie "M." The teenaged psychopath, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is like the killer in that movie, a pathetic loser who deserves neither sympathy nor pity. He is being hunted like a feral beast because that is all he is.
Peter Lorre played a child killer in "M."

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