Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Closet Land


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

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DATE VIEWED: 03/25/2015

TITLE: Closet Land

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 34 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 1353.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A young woman author is questioned and tortured in an interrogation room. 

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The police state and how it really works. If you control the minds of the populace then you control the population.  We can be a really, really cruel species sometimes.  Madeleine Stowe is hot.

PROS AND CONS: I thought this would be an interesting film when I queued it up, but was surprised by some of the twists and turns that it has.  

This is a one scene film, where all the action takes place in one (bizarre) room.  There are only two actors, the interrogator and the accused, so the acting has to carry this film, and it does.

While an entertaining and competent film to watch, it is more interesting in what it reveals about the concept of torture and mind control and how they are used to control the masses.  It also serves as a lesson on why data collection and government surveillance should be feared.  

Some films entertain and some films inform.  This film would be the latter.  Not a ‘fun’ film to watch (unless you are a sadist), but a film that all young adults should probably see in order to give them a broader view of the dark side of governance and power.  

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.