Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Daisy Kenyon


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 04/27/2016

TITLE: Daisy Kenyon

FORMAT: Streaming (iTunes)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 39 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4731.1 miles

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Synopsis: A young socialite has to chose between a married man and a troubled World War II veteran.

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Concept In Relation To The Viewer: The proper way to have a high class affair in the big city after the second world war.  No one does crazy better than Joan, and she does not disappoint here.

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Pros & Cons: I knew this film would be good.  I have never seen a Joan Crawford film that I have not liked.  This one was no exception.  While the film was probably somewhat scandalous, dealing with an affair with a married man and actually having discussions with an unmarried woman in her bedroom! Shocking!

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The film seemed weird, in an almost surrealistic sort way. This is the modern inner city life of Ayn Rand and Ray Bradbury after the second World War.  Women were different and so were the men and this is brought out in the acting and lighting of the work.  

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Speaking of which, the acting by Andrews, Fonda and Crawford is the centerpiece of the whole film.  Fonda is particularly out of character and erie for much of the film.  Ow, and Joan does have her one standard crazy scene in the film.....glorious!


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.