Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Deep Cover


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

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DATE VIEWED: 07/22/2015

TITLE: Deep Cover

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 48 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.4 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2169.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: A young police officer goes undercover for the federal government to try and brings down a large narcotics trafficker.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Concepts of right / wrong / loyalty and the truth are all explored here.  How much damage are you willing to do in order to combat the greater evil?

PROS AND CONS: Surprisingly, a good film.  Well acted and written with good camera work and a good soundtrack.  Laurence Fishburne is a bit moody in the work, but Jeff Goldblum is always fun to watch.  

The film explores the larger issue of how the 1% (those in power) control the masses, specifically the selling of drugs to underprivileged African Americans and the politics of the ‘War on Drugs’.  

As I watched this film with its smooth urban soundtrack, I saw similarities to ‘Blade Runner’, where the primary protagonist is thrust into a world that he wants no part of and which also holds forbidden desires and larger issues than he could have imagined.  


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.