Charles Manson

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Manson, Charles

(1934–  ) cult leader; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Released from prison in 1967, he set up a commune based on free love and devotion to himself. Members of his cult conducted a series of grisly murders in California in 1969. He and his accomplices were sentenced to death, but were spared the death penalty due to a Supreme Court ruling against capital punishment.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a movie set around the Charles Manson murders, Hollywood entertainment publications reported on Friday, but he will not play the role of the American cult leader.
Meanwhile, Tarantino is focused on his next project about the Charles Manson murders.
The Manson murders were seen to represent the end of the counterculture - peace and love giving way to brutal murder.
The supreme author on these questions is Ed Sanders, the beat poet and Fug, in his book on the Manson murders, The Family.
Of special note is the discussion of the backlash to the hippie movement following a series of shocking events including the Manson murders and the DNC riots in Chicago.
But while it does indeed fictionalise the Manson murders, it's really more about the agonies of adolescence.
The Manson murders have become a watershed moment in popular culture, and critics have subsequently used the trauma and Polanski's personal history as a lens through which to view his adaptation of Macbeth.
His interest in true crime started at age 12, when he read "Helter Skelter," the account of the Manson murders.
Those who know the details of the Manson murders, particularly those who have delved into Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (Norton, 2001), will quickly notice the similarities between real life and fiction here.
Guilty of using the Manson murders in a jokey, smart-ass way in my earlier films without the slightest feeling for the victims' families or the brainwashed Manson killer kids who were also victims in this sad and terrible case.