Friday, April 8, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Secret Agent


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

00859.jpg
Screenshot_2016-04-06-08-49-30-1.png


DATE REVIEWED: 04/06/2016

TITLE: Secret Agent

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 27 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4575.4 miles

_20160406_091526.JPG

SYNOPSIS: Three agents for the British government attempt to uncover a German spy in World War I Switzerland.

_20160406_091348.JPG

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Conscious over country in time of war.  How our sense of duty can be compromised by the things we learn along the way.

_20160406_091601.JPG

PROS AND CONS: A great film if you want to study Hitchcock and his style.  Not a great film if you want stellar acting and interesting plot.

_20160406_091454.JPG

This film suffers a bit from the span of time since it was created.  The world has changed and the sense of duty and nationalism no longer exists in the world, much less the strict moral codes of the day which almost seem a bit outlandish by today’s standards.  

_20160406_091747.JPG

The plot becomes somewhat confusing as the film progresses when both of the agents sent to find the traitor start to question their values and the concept of taking another human life.  


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.