Friday, October 16, 2015

Cinema Cycle - L.A. Journal, Volume 1


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

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DATE VIEWED: 10/16/2015

TITLE: L.A. Journal Volume 1

FORMAT: Laserdisc (8 inch)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 13 minutes 46 seconds

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 4.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3124.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: An historical archive of images from Los Angeles California

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Data and the brain's ability to process it.  

PROS AND CONS: An interesting study of how much information the brain can process in 15 minutes.  Also an early study in the concept of photographic memory when digital photography was just becoming available.

Excerpt from the Internet Laserdisc database:

"L.A. Journal is an ongoing series ...", says the jacket copy, a plan echoed in Voyager's 1994 product catalog. It devotes an entire page to descriptions and stills of Volume 1, but also quietly lists a Volume 2 with a 1994 release year and the catalog number "V1076L". This second volume was likely stuck in development and consequently never released, making this another case of "Voyager vaporware", as their first "Prince of Tides" release nearly became.

Analog Left is a spoken track featuring poetry and the like.
Analog right is a different musical score from that on the digital track comprised of the vintage music of L.A.


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.