Friday, July 10, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Dawn Of Sound / Supplemental Material


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

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DATE VIEWED: 07/10/2015

TITLE: The Dawn Of Sound (Supplemental Material)

FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 47 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 9.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2085.1 miles

SYNOPSIS: A collection of short subjects that highlight the studios songwriting, dancing and trained dog tricks.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: In relation to the entire box set, how the various studios were promoting themselves through the use of new technology and a large talent pool, to convince potential movie goers that their studio was the best.  

PROS AND CONS: Interesting short pieces that show some very rare glimpses of early Hollywood.  There are some things that will never be available on DVD, Hulu, Netflix and streaming.  Stuff that is so obscure and buried in the studio vaults that it will never see the light of day.  

I have been to those vaults through the supplemental material in this box set, and their contents are strange and surreal.  There is the ‘playoff’ by various composers sitting at grand pianos writing music on the fly.  The over-the-top dance production number from “Golddiggers of 1920” and last but not least, the ‘Dog-Toon’ of a Hollywood Review completely acted by dogs.  

My jaw was on the floor after finishing this ride.  


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.