Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Ansel Adams - Photographer


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 11/30/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 60 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 13.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5677.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: The life of photographer Ansel Adams is chronicled by Adams himself.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: How we train ourselves to look at life differently as we age and to learn to see what isn’t there, as opposed to what is obviously there.

PROS AND CONS:  I am going to be biased here.  I do a lot of film photography and one of my earliest influences was Ansel Adams. So this was a really great film.

In this documentary, Adams recounts his life and the techniques that he uses to produce some of his iconic landscapes.  For the avid darkroom addict, this is really good stuff.

What you walk away with is a fascinating documentary of what might be appear to be an ordinary life, but in the end turns out to be an extraordinary life.  To see Adams sitting with Georgia O’Keefe talking about their friend Alfred Steglitz was just the icing on the cake.


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.