Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Quiet Earth


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 03/09/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 33 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.5 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4349.5 miles

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SYNOPSIS: The last man alive on earth struggles to figure out what happened to the rest of humanity.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Questioning the world that we perceive that we live in and the rules that we follow without question.  

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PROS AND CONS:  A great film.  One of the few LaserDiscs that I actually went looking for in order to add it to my collection.  It isn’t an easy film to find.  

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There are several things that make this film fascinating to watch.  Once past the “Omega Man” premise, the path that the protagonist follows is both funny and unnerving at the same time.  The viewer can envision doing the same things.

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The second is the visual style and the camera work that really leads the viewer to think that there is no one else left on the planet.  Finally, the soundtrack that accompanies the visual for the film is stunning and leaves the viewer with a very haunting and uneasy feeling by the end of the film.  


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.