Friday, April 8, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Baseball: Something Like A War


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/08/2016


FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 46 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 24.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4599.7 miles

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SYNOPSIS: The history of Baseball from 1900 to 1910.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Our deep deep roots as a society and a country.  There was a time when wars was waged between cities with sports teams, and it was bloody.

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PROS AND CONS:  Not much can be said about this series.  If you like baseball, it is the holy grail of sports history with insights into the game that all but avid historian know anything about.

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The series is good, because Ken Burns has a way of immersing the viewer into the world that is being examined, in this case turn
of the century America.  He gives the context of why the game evolved the way it did based on the social pressures and ideology of the day.

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A grand metaphor for anyone’s life in general is the example of the “Merkel Boner”.  Something that many may have heard of, but don’t really know what it is.  The actual details of how this play took place and the ramifications of it would be world new today if it happened.  



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.