Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Show Of Shows


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

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DATE VIEWED: 07/08/2015


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 5 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 32.2 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2075.2 miles

SYNOPSIS: A string of acts; musical, comedy, drama, duet and large dance numbers.  There is no plot.  

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Kardashians” have been with us forever.  Presented here are the stars of yesteryear (many of which are long forgotten) with the production studio (in this case Warner Brothers) pulling all the stops to show its technical and talent prowess.

PROS AND CONS: As mentioned on the two previous installments on this Box Set, the entertainment value here is nil.  While this film did prove to be the more well done of the three, it was still amateurish in parts.  Much of the material is dated and has little or no reference to today’s society.

The most redeeming part of this film were the choreographed dance numbers which were lavish.  The final number with the entire cast was especially impressive.  But with the exception of Myrna Loy, I did not know who any of the cast of 30.  IF you think you know the roots of Hollywood entertainment, I certainly hope you have watched these films.  


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.