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The Space Merchants present SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE – SECONDS (1966)

The Duke of Wellington

16 October 2014 · 8:00pm

The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London, N1 4BL · Get directions

Organised by: The Space Merchants

Format: Blu ray

Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate), concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who 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 major achievements.

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