History Film / Seconds

21st Jan '15 6:52:16 PM KennethMorgan
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The Old Man, during his bedside conversation with Tony, tells him that he believes the Company provides an important service, and that it's important enough for him to have made compromises in order to keep it going. We soon learn one of the compromises is [[spoiler: having Tony murdered.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: The surgeon who transformed Arthur into Tony tells him, "You were my best work," [[spoiler: and apologizes just before killing Tony with a cranial drill.]]
4th May '14 7:04:52 AM eroock
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* NonIndicativeName: The movie title, while taken over from the novel, has multiple meanings and connotations.
4th May '14 7:00:37 AM eroock
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* BigNameFan: Creator/HarlanEllison considers this to be no less than the greatest ScienceFiction film ever made.

* ProductionPosse: Richard Anderson (''Literature/SevenDaysInMay'') and Khigh Diegh (''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'') had both appeared in previous films for Frankenheimer.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Frankenheimer wanted Creator/LaurenceOlivier to play both Hamilton and Wilson, [[ExecutiveMeddling but the studio didn't think Olivier was a big-enough name at the box office.]]
2nd May '14 4:31:55 AM VoxAquila
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* BigNameFan: Creator/HarlanEllison considers this to be no less than the greatest ScienceFiction film ever made.
3rd Mar '14 4:46:48 AM Alphance
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* SmugSnake: The Old Man, who never loses his slimy, reptilian "charm" even as he [[spoiler: sends Wilson to his death.]]
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* SmugSnake: The Old Man, who never loses his slimy, reptilian "charm" countenance even as he [[spoiler: sends Wilson to his death.]]
3rd Mar '14 4:45:59 AM Alphance
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* SmugSnake: The Old Man, who never loses his slimy, reptilian "charm" even as he [[spoiler: sends Wilson to his death.]]
3rd Mar '14 4:44:04 AM Alphance
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Affably Evil is for characters whose kindness is genuine. This is NOT the case for The Old Man and his company.
* AffablyEvil: Everyone working in The Company, [[spoiler: even the orderlies who take Wilson to be killed at the end]].

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* AffablyEvil: Everyone working in FauxAffablyEvil: The Company, [[spoiler: even Old Man, to a tee. Many of the orderlies who take Wilson to be killed at other employees of the end]].Company count as well.
27th Feb '14 1:23:41 PM eroock
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* FaceCam: One of the many great effect camera effects in the movie.
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* FaceCam: One of the many great effect camera effects in the movie.
27th Feb '14 1:18:23 PM eroock
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''Seconds'' is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Murray Hamilton and Salome Jens.
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''Seconds'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/secsonds_6532.jpg]] '''''Seconds''''' is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Creator/JohnFrankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Murray Hamilton and Salome Jens.

!!This movie contains examples of:
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!!This movie contains film provides examples of:

!!This movie contains examples of: * FaceCam: One of the many great effect camera effects in the movie.

!!This movie contains examples of: * SleepingSingle: Arthur Hamilton and his wife sleep in single beds, underpinning their loveless marriage.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Frankenheimer wanted Creator/LaurenceOlivier to play both Hamilton and Wilson, [[ExecutiveMeddling but the studio didn't think Olivier was a big-enough name at the box office.]]
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Frankenheimer wanted Creator/LaurenceOlivier to play both Hamilton and Wilson, [[ExecutiveMeddling but the studio didn't think Olivier was a big-enough name at the box office.]]]] ----
26th Feb '14 2:02:08 PM TylerL320
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This was a flop when it was first released, but has since become a cult hit.
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This was a flop when it was first released, but has since become a cult hit. hit. No relation to the [[ComicBook/{{Seconds}} comic book]].
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