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Elgin - Castle of Fu Manchu!

The great international terrorist, Fu Manchu, is at it again, this time played by the great Christopher Lee.  For those born after the turn of the 20th century, Fu Manchu was the villain of a series of novels; essentially the trope codifier for a number of espionage tropes, the quintessential mad scientist bent on world domination with a castle full of traps, a beautiful daughter and a guaranteed method of escape for when his plans inevitably fail.  The character was so popular he was translated into multiple languages and formats, including comic strips and movies, like this one here.  Unsurprisingly, Fu Manchu has never been played by a Chinese actor.  I foresee a Charlie Chan/Fu Manchu mashup in the future.

Actually, this is Christopher Lee's fifth time playing Fu Manchu.  It wouldn't be a bad movie if it had a plot and its plot made sense, but neither of those things are the case, which means it is a very bad movie, so we'll be watching it with a familiar row of silhouettes.

We'll be starting the movie at 2 PM, but someone from the group (me or Scott) will be in the bar downstairs at around noon. So come to the bar, have lunch with some of your fellow MSTies, then head on up to the private room to watch the movie! I charge $5 per person for equipment and room costs.

The Elgin Public House is at 219 Chicago Street in Elgin, just 2 miles from rt. 90 and 3 blocks from the Elgin Metra station (Milwaukee District/West line http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/md-w/schedule.html). All comers are welcome!



 

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