Monday, September 28, 2015

Cinema Cycle - It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World



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


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DATE VIEWED: 09/28/2015




FORMAT: DVD


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 34 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 36.1 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2892 miles


SYNOPSIS: Four carloads of random motorists on a remote highway learn of a hidden treasure, and all race to get to it first.  


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Greedy, frustrated, lovers, haters, family, fast talkers and simpletons all have a place in the world, and they are all in this over-the-top slapstick comedy.   


PROS AND CONS: Cinerama in all its glory, although even this letterbox version is a bit cropped.


Even though I have seen this film several times, it is still funny and holds up well as time goes by.  Viewed now with the hindsight of a cinematic life watching films, it appears dated but in the old family album and warm memories of a slower simpler time sort of way.  


Slapstick of this magnitude is no longer produced in Hollywood and in fact, it could not be.  We have moved on as a society to to a plane of romantic comedy and sarcasm.  All the more reason to watch this as an historical document of cinema….ow and you will laugh.  

(P.S. here is the longest video review I have done to date, almost 7 minutes)


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

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.