Friday, October 7, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Conversation


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 10/07/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 56 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 27.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5373 miles

SYNOPSIS: A troubled private investigator specializing in surveillance uncovers a murder plot.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   Voyeurism in the 1970s and the concept of surveillance and security prior to the digital age.  

PROS AND CONS:  String these names together; Francis Ford-Coppola, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest and you get a pretty good movie.

This is an excellent film, which may be one of the reasons it was nominated for a best picture Oscar.  The pace, soundtrack acting and script all click here to make for a very engrossing film about privacy and secrecy in the 1970s.

The film is still topical even though it takes place in a world prior to the Internet, cellphones and NSA.  There really is no privacy and there never has been.  Even in 1971.



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.