Holden Ford is a Charles Manson fan. Holden's been obsessed over the infamous cult leader since 1945. Mindhunter When he pissed off a classroom full of Iowa beat cops by suggesting that Manson was a victim of his circumstances. He likes Manson's shitty music. He wears his coolest sunglasses to meet him. That's what Tex Watson (Christopher Backus) who masterminded the Tate and LaBianca murders, even though their conversation makes it clear that Manson is a deluded narcissist. He has to hear from Watson himself before the megalomaniacal spell is broken, much to Ford's presumed disappointment.
And Ford's not the only one fixed on Charles Manson. In life, Manson received duffel bags' worth of mail from admirers until his death in 2017, and even married while he was in prison. On Mindhunter, The Tench family's new court-ordered psychologist can not hide his excitement when Manson's name comes up in Bill's description of his work. "Killer" Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) with a resentment for the well-known Manson, who he haughtily refers to as "the charlatan." Kemper need not worry, though, he's still the scariest killer in Mindhunter 's lineup. "Have you got somebody, Holden? Hannibal Lecter ambitions.
- "It's a screw top."
- After his debacle in Texas, Gregg Smith is now officially too FBI upper management. Congrats, Gregg.
- Manson's music is "not bad." Charles Manson's music is "not bad". "Even in college.
- When agents and Tench drop by Ed Kemper, he's busy recording an audiobook. That's a real detail, and you can listen to a night-inducing sample in our GJI about the subject.
- You may recognize Damon Herriman, who plays Charles Manson in this episode Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood . Herriman's impression is quite uncanny, but he is humbly insists in interviews.
- The theory that his followers masterminded the murders also has Charles Manson. A book alleging as much, Hippie Cult Leader: The Last Words Of Charles Manson was released just 10 days ago. Chaos: Charles Manson, The CIA, And The Secret History Of The Sixties came out in June.
- This is the Andrew Dominik, best known for the movies The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly. his style is not quite as distinctive as Fincher's, but his camera movements have been downright graceful. I salute him.