Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cinema Cycle - There's A Meetin' Here Tonight


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 09/28/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 48 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5288.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: What appears to be an intimate album launch party featuring the Limeliters, Glenn Yarbrough and the Kingston Trio.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   The touring elderly that are still clinging to the fame and relevancy of their youth.

PROS AND CONS:  This is a pretty bare bones concert film.  It is straight out of the 1980, with bell-bottoms and large lapels.  Some of the music was notable and other sections were cringe-worthy.

Side one of the disk is the opening act, The Limeliters with Glenn Yarbrough.  This 50 minute stint wandered from Jewish Klezmer music to mid-western polka to 1960s catskill lounge music.  It wasn’t that good, but it was almost comical in places.

Side two was the Kingston Trio who showed themselves to be a much more polished act.  By the time they got to their last three songs, you would be clapping or tapping your feet or both.  On this disc, just go straight to side two.


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.