Friday, July 17, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Big Trees



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


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DATE VIEWED: 07/17/2015




FORMAT: DVD


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 33 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.5 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2146.2 miles


SYNOPSIS: An unscrupulous logger plots to steal giant redwoods that a religious order has sworn to protect.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: True love conquers all and makes the evil righteous in the end.  But there are a lot of plot twists and turns before the final big ending.


PROS AND CONS: I wish this film had been better quality.  The film itself is very good, however the color and detail are below par in this pressing.  The colors were so muted it almost appears that this movie has been colorized from black & white.  


Out side of the appearance, a very well written and acted film, although a bit hokey in places.  I have see a theme developing in films starring Kirk Douglas from the 1950s.  Kirk evidently liked roles in which his character was rather complex and the plots not easy to unravel until the end.  A similar film in this genre would be the previously reviewed “Ace In The Hole”.



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.