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SECONDS
1966, Paramount, 106 min, USA, Dir: John Frankenheimer

Rock Hudson delivers a powerhouse performance in this critically acclaimed suspense-thriller from director John Frankenheimer (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE). Desperate to escape his dreary, dead-end life, aging banker Arthur Hamilton (John Randolph) succumbs to a mysterious organization's offer of a new identity and a fresh start. Surgically transformed into the handsome, young Tony Wilson (Hudson), he begins a jet-set existence among a shadowy community of similar "Reborns." But Tony's heady exhilaration spirals into heart-stopping terror as he discovers that his newly purchased life carries a terrifying price.


HE RAN ALL THE WAY
1951, Park Circus/MGM, 78 min, USA, Dir: John Berry

John Garfield's final film role, and one of his best. He talks a young woman (Shelley Winters) into inviting him home for dinner - but he takes her family hostage once they realize he's wanted for a cop-killing. The daughter falls for him anyway, seeing a kindred spirit who only wants to escape tenement life. Taut and claustrophobic, with superb performances and bold cinematography by James Wong Howe.


FANTASIA
1940, Disney, 125 min, USA,

One of the greatest animated films ever made! What was intended as Mickey Mouse’s comeback short grew in scope and ambition to become Walt Disney’s third feature, a collection of eight segments introduced by music critic Deems Taylor and set to classical pieces conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Choreographed to the strains of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ponchielli and others, FANTASIA’s dancing mushrooms and hippos, Bald Mountain demons and sorcerer’s apprentice are among the most iconic images in cinema history.


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