The Incident (1967) part 1 - Larry Peerce
"Another movie, another planet".
Another planet ? i should have wrote another nightmare because the movie you're about to discover is a real urban nightmare. A story of 2 thugs terrorizing people in a subway at night in New York City. I think this movie is so great that i've decided to dedicate not only 2 weeks but 3 with a total of 140 captures (in 3 parts) !!! You should understand why it sounds so accurate to watch it in those days we're living.
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The Incident is what you can call a cult movie. There was a VHS copy made in 1989 by the Twentieth Century Fox but of course it's out of print and it's very difficult to watch on TV or in theaters.
It wasn't Larry Peerce's first movie. He was known for directed several TV series in the 60's, mostly the legendary Wild Wild West & Batman. Plus he already directed 2 movies at the time and he shot The Big T.N.T. Show in 1966, a live concert with performances including The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Bo Diddley or Ray Charles etc...
The Incident was introducing for the first time on the screen the fabulous Martin Sheen whom you know of course for numerous roles among them : Badlands, Apocalypse Now and more recently Catch Me If You Can.
He was 27 at the time.
The other leading act in The Incident is the astonishing Tony Musante. He already played in a B movie Once a Thief in 1965 with Alain Delon !!
In 1968 he will play with Frank Sinatra in The Detective.
He was 31 at the time.
Robert Fields who plays "a nervous, lonely and pitiful homosexual" has a stunning role and is the first to be attacked. You didn't see him often in movies. But he has a small part in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, the movie Richard Brooks made in 1977 (still unreleased on DVD if you see what i mean!).
Gerald Hirschfeld is the cinematographer without whom The Incident wouldn't have been that great. He has worked with Sidney Lumet or Mel Brooks.
Beau Bridges plays felix one of the two soldiers.
He is the brother of the famous dude Jeff Bridges.
What will happen to Beau Bridges ?
You have to wait next week for PART 2 of my tribute to The Incident.
This was the first 48 frames i have captured.
Next monday you will see PART 2 out of 3 (a total of 140 rare captures).
In the meantime, any comments will be appreciated.