Monday, January 4, 2016

Cinema Cycle - A Man For All Seasons



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


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DATE VIEWED: 1/4/2016




FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 1 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.1 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3793.9 miles


SYNOPSIS: The life and times of Thomas More are documented, ending in his disagreement with King Henry VIII and subsequent execution.


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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Holding firm in one’s beliefs and knowing the proper usage of the English language.   


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PROS AND CONS:  This picture won the Academy Award for best picture in 1966, among others.  It is a good film, more so because of the production design that transports the viewer back to 17th century England.  


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The film is based on a stage play and still has some of the feel of the British theater.  That said, the acting is very good and indeed carries the whole film.  These are some pretty intense people.  


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A young Robert Shaw portrays Henry VIII and gives a very good over the top view of what absolute power and megalomania can do to a person.  



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.