Monday, September 5, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Bruckner: Symphony #7



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


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DATE REVIEWED: 09/05/2016




FORMAT: Laserdisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 20 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.1 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5095.7 miles


SYNOPSIS: A live performance of Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in London England, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Emotion that transcends the centuries in the form of sound and music.


PROS AND CONS:  As concert films go, very good.  It was almost impossible to get a good shot of George Solti because he was moving so much while conducting.  


A powerful moving work reminiscent of Wagner who Bruckner is often linked with in musical style.  An interesting intro is an interview with Solti where he discussed Bruckner's life and relationship with Wagner.  Fascinating stuff.


By the end of the concert you can tell that Solti is eager to get off stage, no doubt because he had just done aerobics for an hour and a half in a tux and was apparently about to pass out.



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.