(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 06/03/2016
TITLE: I, Claudius (Volume 1)
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 42 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22.9 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4869.4 miles
SYNOPSIS: The chronicles of an aging Roman nobleman are told in flashback, with lots of intrigue and backstabbing.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Stories and plots that deal with human nature, cunning, greed, and envy are timeless. Only the settings change.
PROS AND CONS: This is theater and not cinema so it relies most of all in the acting, no special effects or explosions here. This is adult cinema, with adult themes.
The story of intrigue and backstabbing in ancient Rome is nothing new. The themes of greed and power are timeless and could be placed in any era.
The historical accurateness is actually very good here and the acting is extremely good.
However, this is a long and slowly unfolding story much like a very long novel. Base on the first two hours, it will be an interesting ride.
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.