Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Little Drummer Girl


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

22645.jpg
Screenshot_2015-10-29-08-20-53-1.png


DATE VIEWED: 10/29/2015

TITLE: The Little Drummer Girl

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 11 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 27.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3252.4 miles

SYNOPSIS: A young actress is recruited as a pawn of Israeli Intelligence to find and kill a Palestinian bomber.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Political intrigue and how people can be manipulated into believing right and wrong.  

PROS AND CONS: I didn’t know what to expect of this film.  As it turns out, it was better than I thought it would be.  

Back in the day (the 1980s) the Israeli / Palestinian conflict wasn’t what it is today.  The two groups have given up covert operations and have now turned toward more all out warfare.  

But back in the day, it was all espionage and intrigue.  In that sense, this is a very good film, although it is a bit long in parts.  While Diane Keaton was good in the lead role, she never quite hit the mark in the believablity factor.  The reasons why Keaton’s character actually helps out the Palestinians is never really flushed out.  


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.