(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 05/16/2016
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 26 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 30.1 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4846.5 miles
SYNOPSIS: Three decades of growing up in the American Mafia are chronicled.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: We can’t always shake our roots and the American Dream has some strange twists and turns.
PROS AND CONS: Been there, seen it, loved it. This film is the bridge between the “Godfather” and the “Sopranos”. So this is one of those reviews that is like visiting a long lost friend.
Since it is one of those films that certain folks watch over and over, gleaming more detail from each scene, I won’t disappoint. What did I glean?
The soundtrack, east coast Americana circa 1962. The dialog, it is the American version of the British thespian-ism. Much like Streetcar Named Desire, the dialog is in your face here. Yes, Joe Pesci deserved that Oscar for best supporting actor. Damn, that guy STILL gives me the creeps.
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This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
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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.