Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Great American Train Rides, Vol. 2


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

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DATE VIEWED: 10/22/2015

TITLE: Great American Train Rides, Volume 2

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 60 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 14.2 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3174.1 miles

SYNOPSIS: Seven video segments highlighting the features and scenery of some obscure railroad parks and rides in the western United States.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The concept of perspective regarding technology.  These were once the golden symbol of man’s determination and conquering of the wilderness.  Now they seem ‘steam-punk’ (literally) and the sheer weight and mechanical intricacy of these machines is astounding to see in action.   

PROS AND CONS: If you like trains, you will like this video.  If you are not into huge machines that make a lot of noise and belch fire then this probably isn’t for you.  

After seeing this, I really want to seek out some of these places to see if they are still in operation.  If they are, they are a national treasure.  


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.