Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Warbirds / B-24 Liberator


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

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DATE VIEWED: 09/15/2015

TITLE: Warbirds / B24 Liberator

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 40 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 10 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2662.9 miles

SYNOPSIS: The use of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber is documented in the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Technical history and the early concepts and execution of strategic aerial warfare.

PROS AND CONS: Military videos such as this are a dime a dozen and can be purchased online or in thrift stores and garage sales.  They are easy to make, since most of the content is in the public domain and the only differences is in the presentation.  

That said, this series is one of the better ones that I have viewed because it deals more with the technical and tactical uses of the aircraft and not so much about the blood and glory aspect of warfare.  

The archival footage in this series is pretty good and contains some imagery that is rarely seen on The History Channel or PBS, where most of these videos are broadcast.  The footage also comes with some interesting insights from historians and actual crew members that flew the planes.  

This is geeky stuff to be sure, but it is educational and is something that the younger generation needs to be aware of in a world of video games and push button drone attacks.



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.