Flick Review < Seconds | John Frankenheimer (1966)

This film along with 1962′s The Manchurian Candidate and 1964′s Seven Days in May are known as director Frankenheimer’s paranoia trilogy.

** Seconds is also known for its connection to American songwriter Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, who was strongly affected by the film during sessions for the concept album Smile. After arriving late to the theater, he appeared to be greeted with the onscreen dialogue, "Come in, Mr. Wilson," believing for some time that the film was directly based on his recent traumatic experiences and intellectual pursuits, going so far as to note that "even the beach was in it, a whole thing about the beach."Wilson soon after ceased Smile recording sessions for the next several decades. The movie reportedly frightened him so much that it wouldn't be until 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that he'd ever visit a movie theater again.

Seconds, John Frankenheimer (1966)

Mr. Ruby: The question of death selection may be the most important decision in your life.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Rock Hudson as Antiochus ‘Tony’ Wilson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Wesley Addy

"I had to find out where I went wrong. The years I’ve spent trying to get all the things I was told were important… that I was suppose to want! Things! Not people or meaning. Just thing! California was just the same. They made the same decisions for me all over again… and they were the same things, really. It’s gonna be different from now on. A new face, a new name. I’ll do the rest. I know it’s gonna be different."

Rock Hudson as Antiochus Wilson in John Frankenheimer’s “Seconds” 


Anonymous said...

Τρύπες / Ακούω την αγάπη / Κεφάλι γεμάτο χρυσάφι / 1996 /


Anonymous said...

Elias Canetti / Their Days are Numbered / 1956
[ Θεατρο ραδιοφωνου / Οι αριθμημένοι / σκηνοθεσία Μίνου Βολανάκη / 1983]


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