Trailer of the Day: Seconds


“Novelist David Ely is frequently cited as a science fiction writer. He should be listed instead as a metaphysical writer, a category that has few followers in America, which perhaps explains why this masterpiece was so little seen. Seeking to make an auteur film, Frankenheimer was attracted by Ely’s unusual Faustian story, which combined horror, suspense, science fiction, mythology, psychology, and more. Assisted by cinematographer James Wong Howe, screenwriter Lewis John Carlino, composer Jerry Goldsmith, and actors John Randolph and Rock Hudson, Frankenheimer creates an evocative atmosphere to tell the story of a disillusioned man who enlists a secret agency to help him fake his death and emerge with a new life.”—PF (106 mins.)

SECONDS screens on Tuesday, May 7 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Literature Into Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.


  1. seen this film a few years ago. whatta a mental trip..

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