Monday, August 10, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Rubinstein Plays Beethoven / Brahms


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

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DATE VIEWED: 08/10/2015

TITLE: Arthur Rubinstein Plays Beethoven / Brahms

FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 24 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2348.9 miles

SYNOPSIS: Classical Musical Performance

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Art and the people that make it and perform it.  

PROS AND CONS: There isn’t a lot you can say about viewing this type of media.  Criticizing the composer or the performers would be allowable if this were an amateur performance, but it isn’t  

This really isn’t a concert film.  The works were performed in a closed venue with no audience.  The performance was for the cameras only, and there were a lot of cameras.  The effect is to give the viewer the feeling of floating through the orchestra and peering over the shoulders of the performers.  So to say that this is an intimate work would be an understatement.

With all that is going on in my life these days, this work was a welcome break, allowing me to get lost in the music and collect my thoughts about the meaning of a lot of things.  


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.