Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Broadway Melody


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

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DATE VIEWED: 07/06/2015


FORMAT: LaserDisc (Box Set - “The Dawn of Sound”)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 40 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2043 miles

SYNOPSIS: Two 1920 showgirls audition for a musical number in a Broadway Review

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Different time, different world.  A world where young women dreamed of running off to the great white way and eventually marry a wealthy man.  The transition between vaudeville and motion pictures.

PROS AND CONS: Like the other movies in this box set, this film is more entertaining for its historical significance than its entertainment value.  As a show it is amateurish and not very well done.  The musical numbers are little better than grade school quality and the acting is awful.  

Since this movie spans the time between vaudeville, Broadway and motion pictures, it still tends to show the acts as individual pieces, that are strung together by a thin plot line.  Basically, backstage at a big Broadway musical review.  


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.