Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Basic Instinct


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

Basic Instinct (1992)
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DATE REVIEWED: 11/23/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 9 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5613.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: A mystery novelist becomes intimately involved with the persons that she bases her characters on.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The secrets that everyone has and the tangled web that psychopaths weave for revenge.

PROS AND CONS:  A good film that keeps you guessing all the way through, including up to the final scene.  A noir-ish drama with numerous plot twists.

Sharon Stone and Paul Verhoeven need special mention here for brining soft-core pornography out of the shadows and into the mainstream.  Stone is exceptional as the highly educated and insatiable protagonist.

For some reason, all the really good crime dramas always seem to take place in San Francisco.  Michael Douglas obviously graduated from the “Streets of San Francisco”, but his character here is hardly squeaky clean.


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.