Monday, March 28, 2016

Cinema Cycle - In the Name Of The Father


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

In the Name of the Father (1993)
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DATE REVIEWED: 03/25/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 13 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 30.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4475.4 miles

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SYNOPSIS: A young Irish Catholic man and his family are wrongly accused and convicted for planting an IRA bomb.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The concept of occupation and torture in the first world.  There are atrocities committed by ‘high minded’ governments that we don’t want to acknowledge.   

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PROS AND CONS: A long and slow film that leans more on character development than action.  While well shot and directed, the actors carry most of the weight in this film.

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The film chronicles a true story about police corruption and wrongful imprisonment in the 1970s when the British government was looking for ‘scapegoats’ to pin IRA bombings on when they could not find the real perpetrators.  

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If you have ever wondered why some stupid farm hick or uneducated inner city black man would confess to a murder they did not commit, then watch this film.  All your questions will be answered.


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.