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Title Seconds [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture ; a Joel Productions, Inc. presentation ; produced by Joel Productions, Inc. and John Frankenheimer Productions, Inc. in association with Gibraltar Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lewis John Carlino ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by John Frankenheimer.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]


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Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 667.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 667.
Note DVD release of the 1966 motion picture.
Based on the novel by David Ely.
Special features: Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer; Alec Baldwin on Seconds (interview with the actor on Frankenheimer and Seconds); A second look (making of featurette featuring interviews with director John Frankenheimer's widow, Evans Frankenheimer, and actor Salome Jens); Palmer and Pomerance on Seconds (visual essay by film scholars R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance); Archival footage: John Frankenheimer (interview with Frankenheimer originally broadcast on Canadian television in 1971 and produced by filmmaker Bruce Pittman); Hollywood on the Hudson (excerpt from rare WNBC news special in 1965 featuring an interview with Rock Hudson). Booklet features an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Credits Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art director, Ted Haworth ; set decorations, John Austin ; film editors, Ferris Webster, David Newhouse ; costumers, Jack Martel, Pete Saldutti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Cast Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid, Wesley Addy, John Lawrence, Elisabeth Fraser, Dody Heath, Robert Brubaker, Dorothy Morris, Barbara Werle.
Summary "... [A] sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s... 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"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
System Details DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; widescreen (1.75:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Businessmen -- Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Carlino, Lewis John, screenwriter.
Lewis, Edward, film producer.
Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002, film director.
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985, actor.
Jens, Salome, actor.
Randolph, John, 1915-2004, actor.
Geer, Will, actor.
Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002, actor.
Anderson, Richard, 1926- actor.
Hamilton, Murray, actor.
Swenson, Karl, 1908-1978, actor.
Dhiegh, Khigh, actor.
Reid, Frances,, actor.
Addy, Wesley, actor.
Lawrence, John,, actor.
Fraser, Elisabeth,, actor.
Heath, Dody, 1928- actor.
Brubaker, Robert, actor.
Morris, Dorothy,, actor.
Werle, Barbara, actor.
Howe, James Wong, director of photography.
Haworth, Ted, 1917-1993, art director.
Austin, John P., set decorator.
Webster, Ferris, 1912-1989, editor of moving image work.
Newhouse, David, editor of moving image work.
Martell, Jack, costume designer.
Saldutti, Pete, costume designer.
Goldsmith, Jerry, composer (expression)
Ely, David, 1927- Seconds.
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- interviewee (expression)
Evans, Evans, 1936- interviewee (expression)
Palmer, R. Barton, 1946- filmmaker.
Pomerance, Murray, 1946- filmmaker.
Pittman, Bruce, producer.
Sterritt, David, writer of added text.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Joel Productions (Firm)
John Frankenheimer Productions (Firm)
Gibraltar Productions (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604657586
Standard No. 715515108713
Music No. CC2295D The Criterion Collection

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