Monday, June 8, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Juno and the Paycock


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

MV5BMjEzOTcwMjYzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDgxODUyMQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg
Juno.jpg

DATE VIEWED: 06/06/2015


FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 35 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 1878.5 miles

SYNOPSIS: A lower class English working family deals with money issues against the backdrop of the Irish Revolution in 1930s England.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The creators of the film were trying to tell a morality tale about social consciousness, hard work and thrift set amongst social turmoil.  

PROS AND CONS: This was an odd film to watch.  Bare in mind that this was done at the end of the silent film era, when sound was still experimental and where thespian acting and dialog were still in use.  

That said, the sound was pretty bad on this release, and the dialog in the film is so heavily laden with British accent and dialect that it is often hard to understand what the actors are saying.  

In the end this is a depressing work that does not connect with the audience by today's standard.  You feel little empathy for anyone in the film.  The film does give a fascinating look into the lifestyle of the British lower class of the time.  


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

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.