Monday, November 23, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Dark Before Dawn


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

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DATE VIEWED: 11/23/2015


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 40 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3485.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: A television reporter helps uncover the evil doings of a corporation that is trying to put American farmers out of business for its own profit.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Good Ole Boys in the Midwest are a strange lot indeed.  Back in the day when ALL pickup trucks had gun racks and ALL Midwest farmers were ex-Vietnam veterans.   

PROS AND CONS: A fun movie, but not something that I would categorize as a great film.  This is low budget film-making and as such appears to appeal to a niche market, mostly like folks in the Midwest in the late 1980s, at drive-in movie theaters, in pickup trucks, with hay bales in the back.  

What I found more interesting than anything else, were the credits and exactly who starred in the film. Most are unknowns, but the female lead in the film is also the screenwriter.  Her name is Reparata Mazzola.  A quick internet search of her is almost more entertaining than the film.  

This is more of a film study project that a bunch of friends decided to fund and distribute, since there is little reference to anything else they did on IMDB.  Oh, and the death by combine scene at the end needed more blood.  


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.