Bad Timing

Bad Timing

DVD - 2005
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In Vienna, "a young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt. A police detective suspects foul play on the part of her lover, an American psychology professor. As doctors try to save her life, the detective interrogates the professor, and through flashbacks we see the events leading up to the woman's overdose: her stormy and intensely sexual relationship with the professor, her heavy drinking and numerous affairs, and her estrangement from her Czech husband"--IMDb.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2005
Edition: Director- approved special edition, widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
ISBN: 9781559409636
Branch Call Number: DVD Badt


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Feb 05, 2018

The only that is not quite right is, as he always is not quite right, is Art Garfunkle. I recommend this film in spite of that.

Jan 06, 2018

"Bad Timing" is nothing short of brilliant. This overlooked masterpiece from director Nicolas Roeg ("The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Don't Look Now") is a fascinating study of control and megalomania.

Interesting that both Nicolas Roeg and Martin Scorsese premiered films in 1980 dealing with the destructive nature of sexual obsession. BAD TIMING earned an 'X' rating in the U.S., most likely for the scene at the end of the movie where Art Garfunkel mounts a comatose Theresa Russell. BAD TIMING works for me because it captures the fin de siècle, not of the 19th century, but the end of the 1970s. Time had run out on the counterculture. Great soundtrack, sparingly featuring Tom Waits' SMALL CHANGE, Keith Jarrett's KOLN CONCERT and The Who's "Who Are You."

Aug 11, 2017

Noirish, erotic, chaotic and intense, " Bad Timing " grows in complexity and emotional power as it progresses, with a wonderful soundtrack and some exceptional cinematography.

Jul 13, 2017

First movie I ever saw that reminded me of poetry. Everyone is wonderful in this movie, including and especially Art Garfunkel and Theresa Russell. And of course there's Harvey Keitel as well.

Feb 04, 2017

This intriguing and disturbing film by Nicolas Roeg has long been unavailable due to music rights- now it isn't. I feel like this is the sort of film that is better appreciated on a second viewing, though due to it's harrowing subject matter many might prefer not to do so. Theresa Russell is outstanding.

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