Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

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Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Bad Timing (1980)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 02:02:08 | 7,73 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Mystery, Suspense | The Criterion Collection #303

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell). When their all-consuming passion takes a life-threatening turn, Inspector Netusil (Harvey Keitel) is assigned to piece together the sordid details. Acclaimed for its innovative editing, raw performances, and stirring musical score - featuring Tom Waits, the Who, and Billie Holiday - Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing is a masterful, deeply disturbing foray into the dark world of sexual obsession.


Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing is one of the most harrowing looks at human relationships ever told as a movie. In terms of sheer emotion and fortitude it ranks with Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage as a marvelous portrait of male-female relations, but it is far more cinematic than Bergman's film. The claustrophobic, hermetically sealed cinematography and performances are so strong, and the subject matter so compelling that the film will remain with you long after it finishes.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Psychoanalyst Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) meets the young, beautiful Milena (Theresa Russell) at a party, merely by coincidence. The extrovert Milena presses on the restrained Alex, seducing him with her beauty and hint of mystery. The meeting of the two lovers is shown in a flashback, reflecting the psychological state of Alex as he paces in a hospital. Milena has just attempted suicide. Fragments of her phone call to Alex interlace his taking her to a Viennese hospital. The structure is at first jarring, since the timeline of events being depicted on screen is far from clear. Only one thing is clearly deducible: Alex misleads the doctors on the events that transpired earlier in the night.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

The film is a study in obsession, using the mutual sexual fixation between Alex and Milena as the nucleus of its story. Snippets of their relationship come across the screen, highlighting their contrasting personalities. Alex feels a need to control the liberated Milena, submitting her to a neatly defined psychological box. Milena, on the other hand, is blind to how her behavior vexes the man she professes to love. As the narrative unfolds, two more characters are introduced into the mix. Alex discovers that Milena is married to Steffan (Denholm Elliott), an older man whom she left at a border between two European countries. The revelation of this hidden layer of Milena's past propels Alex's need to control her. Meanwhile, as Milena is being examined and operated on by doctors, Inspector Netusil (Harvey Keitel) begins to investigate Alex's story. Netusil is not unlike Alex, seeking to control those around him and even dresses quite similarly, and it is only a matter of time until he learns exactly what happened between the two lovers.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

The title is surprisingly apt. Just as I found myself trying to decipher what it means, the fog began to lift as Roeg and writer Yale Udoff peel away the various layers of this love story. By shifting the focus of the film from one period in the relationship to another, the conclusion becomes all the more devastating. This is a love story in the strictest sense of the phrase, but it's about a destructive love. Alex and Milena love one another, but perhaps not as much as they love the Jungian archetype locked in their minds. Their love is cold and honest, from the intense sex to the unbearably cruel dialogue.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Art Garfunkel and Theresa Russell are stunning in the lead roles. Garfunkel is utterly convincing as Alex. He captures well the intellectual prowess of a psychologist and the primitive desire of men; the controlled aggression of Alex towards Milena is quietly portrayed in Garfunkel's performance. Russell is even more impressive, however, being utterly captivating every moment she's on screen. Her performance is filled with remarkable courage, but not merely because Russell is willing to display her body with tremendous candor. The strength in her portrayal of Milena comes from her willingness to play the emotional dichotomy of the character. Denholm Elliott and Harvey Keitel are also effective in their roles, though they receive little room to develop their characters. In terms of the narrative's focus on the disastrous relationship, the underdevelopment of the supporting characters is understandable. However, part of me wishes that Keitel's Inspector Netusil received more attention in order to make the final scenes stronger.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Bad Timing is another excellent study in human nature from Roeg. His unique visuals and storytelling style never feel forced, but aid the themes of the film. Indeed, the cinematography and production design are uncomfortable, but they reflect the events on the screen. This is not a picture interested in utilizing Vienna's beautiful scenery to achieve visceral effects; rather, Roeg and his crew prefer to externalize their characters through the film's look and sound. The music is an eclectic mix of classical music and pop songs of the 1970s, but it almost always strikes the underlying purpose of a scene.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Some viewers may be turned off by the emotionally exhausting experience of viewing this movie, while others will see it as a rewarding experience chronicling human flaws. I belong to the latter group, having been stirred by Roeg's film in a manner similar to Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. If you are willing to commit yourself to these characters, you'll find they provide a fountain if insight.

Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

A stunning, powerful film, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing arrives to DVD in the solid hands of the Criterion Collection. Featuring a strong presentation and fine extras, this set is a must-have for all admirers of Roeg's work.
Bad Timing (1980) [The Criterion Collection #303] [ReUp]

Special Features:
- New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Nicolas Roeg
- New interview with Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas
- New interview with Theresa Russell
- Deleted scenes
- Original theatrical trailer
- Gallery of behind-the-scenes production photos and original posters
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Richard Combs and a 1980 interview with Art Garfunkel

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