June 18, 2007

The Trailer Compendium: Vol. 8

Upon first glance, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing and Richard Lester's Petulia might seem to be strange bedfellows. Roeg's film is a perverse exploration of sexuality and obsession. Lester's film (for which Roeg served as cinematographer) is study of crumbling lives wrapped in a brilliant observation of 1960's America. What makes these films quite suitable companion pieces however, isn't their respective narrative contents, but rather their beautifully nonlinear narrative forms (due in large part I'm sure, to Roeg's involvement). Enjoy!

Bad Timing (1980):

Petulia (1968):

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