Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 03/30/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 7 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 27.5 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4528.6 miles

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SYNOPSIS: Two down and out ex-patriots mine for gold in rural Mexico with the help of a grizzled old miner.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Greed and the evil that men do because of it.   The source of the phrase, “We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!”.

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PROS AND CONS:  There is only one con regarding this film and it is slight.  It is long.  There are scenes that could have been shortened or cut out, but you enjoy them regardless.  

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What set this film off for me was the superior script and the way the actors delivered it.  This is quality screen writing of the caliber that is not seen in Hollywood much these days.  

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The story line here is linear, with no subplots or flashbacks to try and fill in details or motive.  You follow the same characters from beginning to end and experience what they experience.  It is just plain good storytelling.



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.