Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Chasing Ice


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

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DATE VIEWED: 08/26/2015

TITLE: Chasing Ice

FORMAT: Streaming (Google Play)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 15 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 18.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2493 miles

SYNOPSIS: A photographer for National Geographic tries document the shrinking of the world's glaciers

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: We can argue all we want, but there is something going on and it isn’t pretty.
PROS AND CONS: An exceptional documentary.  The cinematography, the music, editing are all well done and the commentary is pretty even keeled without to much preaching to one side or the other.  

In order to move the story along there is some drama added in regarding the photographer's ability to carry on with the project due to health reasons, but this is minor in the overall scope of the film.  

It becomes evident as the work progresses, that we are waiting for the big payoff at the end which shows the shrinkage of the glaciers in time lapse.  This is impressive, but not as overwhelming as you might think.  The most impressive sequence is near the end of the film where a section of a glacier as large as the island of Manhattan calves away from a glacier.  If I did not know better I would swear that it was a Hollywood special effect.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

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.