Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cinema Cycle - Slumber Party '57


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE: 09/24/2014


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 28 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 505.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: Six high school teenage girls have a slumber party and relate the first time they had sex in a series of six flashbacks.  

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: High school fantasy and sexual awakenings.  Basically a female version of “Porky’s”, with a lot of skinny dipping and naked breasts.

PROS AND CONS: There are some films that are so bad they are good, or at least entertaining.  Such is the case here.  I would never watch this film again and would have never watched it initially if it had not been spit out by my Excel Spreadsheet that tracks all my media (thanks random number function!)

Everyone that works in the film industry has to start somewhere.  Their first job isn’t going to be on the set of “Gone With The Wind” or “Ben Hur”.  Such is the case here.  Everyone from the director, editor, foley artists, actors, writers, etc… are still learning how to do their jobs on this film.  

The film is stereotypical on every level from the manor of dress, to the acting and the location shooting.  Country bumpkins all smoke corn cob pipes, police are bumbling buffoons, men are sleazy and young girls are all promiscuous, or at least want to be.  I can see where this would be a great film for a drive-in movie back in the late 60s, but that is about it.  Other than something to eat popcorn and make out to, it has no redeeming cinematic or social value.

To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

The summary of the project and a glimpse of what is coming up next can be found on my public LaserDisc spreadsheet.