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John Randolph John Randolph
Arthur Hamilton
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Aaron Magidow Aaron Magidow
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De De Young De De Young
Nurse
Françoise Ruggieri Françoise Ruggieri
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Lewis John Carlino Lewis John Carlino
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1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 13 11:37
Indubitably the most prophetic cinematic vision of John Frankenheimer's notable period as a Hollywood director, "Seconds" is the culmination of his preoccupation with contemporary thought and political situation. Disregarded at the time of its release in 1966, the film's formidable, unflinching exploration of the murky, salacious recesses of the swinging sixties, psychedelia subculture and wish fu... read more
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Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds. This paranoiac symphony of canted camera angles (courtesy of famed cinematographer James Wong Howe), fragmented editing, and layered sound design is a remarkably risk-taking Hollywood film that ranks high on the list of its legendary director’s achievements.
Release date: 2 October 1966
UPC: 097361569147
Tags: Sci-fi (6), 1960s (6), Thriller (6), Drama (6), Mystery (5), Surgery (3), Blackmail (3), B&w (3), Beach (3), Identity (3), 1966 (3), Airport (3), Usa (3), Plastic Surgery (3), Faked Death (3), First Person (2), Painting (2), Party (2), Dry Cleaning (2), Based On Novel (2)
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