Monday, May 16, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Skin Game


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/16/2016


FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 18 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 17.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4816.4 miles

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SYNOPSIS: A landed gentry family and an up and coming industrialist clash in turn of the century England.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   The early British version of Romeo and Juliet.

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PROS AND CONS:  This is when I remind myself that this project is more about the exercise and working out and not watching outstanding cinema.  

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This is another one of Alfred Hitchcock's early British works that are in the public domain.  You can see the early development of the Hitchcock style here, but it is nothing new.

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There is some interesting use of cinematic trickery and special effects and you can see where there is a bit of Fritz Lang’s work sneaking into the picture.  What would have been an interesting period romp was ruined by the atrocious sound quality of the film.  It wasn’t the digital transfer, the recording technology was just that bad in 1931.



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.