“There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it.” Man Ray
Saturday, October 30, 2010
In his 1986 autobiography, Rock Hudson: His Story, written with Sarah Davidson, Hudson says Seconds is his best work and describes it as "Controversial as hell — a horror film that is bizarre . . . frightening. I play a sixty-year-old man, a 'reborn.' I've had a facelift, and there's a before and after, and for most of the picture I'm the 'after.' At the Cannes Film Festival they compared it to the Faust story."
Seconds is bleak, unsettling, claustrophobic, a complex and riveting film about alienation and the limits of science, and it's as much of our time as it is of its own.