September 10, 2013

Episode 131: Seconds (1966)

Special Guest: Stephen Armstrong
Guest Co-Host: Sam U. Rai

Are you your face or what's inside? A man (John Randolph/Rock Hudson) gets a second chance at life in this often-ignored John Frankenheimer film, Seconds, from 1966.

We also discuss Hiroshi Teshigahara's Face of Another (also from 1966) and Suture (1993) from Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

We're joined by The Samurai from the Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Cinema.

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  1. 'Seconds'...about time. Although I think it has more in common with 'The Game' than any of the more literal comparisons you mention.

    1. Joe,

      Agreed! I was going to bring up "Fight Club" as well as "The Game".


      Rob St. Mary
      co-host of "The Projection Booth"

  2. Wow... Right after listening to this episode I read a completely unrelated article that lists SECONDS as a film booed at Cannes! Never knew that.

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