Radically Different Films, Part 10

Posted: April 2, 2016 in -

J. Giambrone

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Getting back to the truly radical departures, here is my next installment for you to add to your queue.

Seconds

Up first is a movie that film geeks may be aware of, but regular civilians not so much. Seconds was one of the truly groundbreaking movies to come out of the 1960s. Released the same year that I was born, this story remains as haunting today as ever. Rock Hudson plays a man given a choice to throw his preplanned, mundane, bourgeois life away, get plastic surgery, a new face and identity, and embark on a second life as a free man. When he arrives in this new dream come true he finds it not all he had imagined it would be.

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Caligula

In my view this gut-wrenching masterpiece throws out all the rules and the bullshit too. Gore Vidal penned a cold, brutal vision of ancient Rome, and its…

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