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John Lennon Clone Is Worst Idea Ever

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Hey, You've Got to Hide Your Clone Away

So what would Zuk have to do with his John Lennon clone to get the same result? Stick him in a Truman Show-style environment, where an actor playing his father goes away to sea when the young Lennon is 5? Play him Goon Show and Elvis MP3s at just the right time? Have an actress play his mother and kill her off? Somehow clone Sir Paul two years after the Lennon clone, so the two can meet at just the right age?

Why repeat the past instead of creating a new future?

Weltschmerz.  Everyone misses John.  The world feels "unright" without him.

Clones gone bad:

Liebermann hesitates about what to do, and wonders if the call was a prank. But he investigates and discovers that the killings the young man spoke of are taking place. As he tries to determine why the seemingly unimportant men are being killed, he discovers by coincidence that the children of two of the men are identical. It eventually transpires each of the 94 targets has a son aged 13, a genetic clone of Adolf Hitler planted by Mengele. Mengele wishes to create a new Führer for the Nazi movement, and is trying to ensure that the lives of the clones follow a similar path to Hitler's. Each civil servant father is married to a woman about 23 years younger, and their killing is an attempt to mimic the death of Hitler's own father.

Is the book worth reading or is the synopsis good enough?

The book is definitely worth a read (author Ira Levin) and the movie, which stars Gregory Peck (as Dr. Josef Mengele) and Lawrence Olivier (as Nazi hunter, Ezra Lieberman), is definitely worth a watch.

Young, well-intentioned Barry Kohler (Steve Guttenberg) stumbles upon a secret organization of Third Reich war criminals holding clandestine meetings in Paraguay and realizes that Dr Josef Mengele (Gregory Peck), the infamous Auschwitz doctor, is among their number. He phones Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), an aging Nazi hunter living in Austria, with this information. A highly skeptical Lieberman tries to brush Kohler's claims aside, telling him that it is already well known that Mengele is living in Paraguay.

Having learned when and where the next meeting to include Mengele is scheduled to occur, Kohler records part of it using a hidden microphone, but is discovered and killed while making another phone call to Lieberman. Before the phone is hung up with Lieberman on the other end, he hears the recorded voice of Mengele ordering a group of ex-Nazis to kill 94 men in different countries, including Austria, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, England and the U.S.

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