Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Get Shorty


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

Get Shorty (1995)
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DATE VIEWED: 11/27/2015

TITLE: Get Shorty

FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 47 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3531.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: An east coast mobster finds that Hollywood is much like the rackets back home and decides to make a film.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The hood with a heart of gold, and the cast of characters that swirls around them.  Travolta’s follow up to Pulp Fiction.   

PROS AND CONS: This film was interesting for reasons unexpected.  Due to limitations on my LaserDisc player, I had to listen to the audio commentary that accompanies the film.  The plus side, is that it was very entertaining commentary.

Barry Sonnenfeld directed the film and provides the viewer with an interesting walk through backdoor Hollywood.  Mr. Sonnenfeld often points out what actor sent him a box of cigars after filming or whose wife is an extra in the background of a scene.  

Watching the film was like hanging out in a seedy bar with a Hollywood insider on a rainy October night...with a mournful sax in the background.  It was fun.  (and the movie seemed like it was pretty good as well).


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.