Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Dirty Dozen


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 11/16/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 35 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 31.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5526.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: A band of condemned G.I. in World War II are offered a pardon if they complete a secret mission.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The height of the Bromance movement in American Cinema.  “Man’s World” come to live in a 2 hour wide screen spectacular.

PROS AND CONS:  This is a well known film and the cast of actors is stellar.  It is lavish and well shot with a quick moving plot and lots of character development.

This type of film was a standard prior to the individualist movement of the 70s and 80s, when Hollywood gave lavish production to tales of proper moral behavior.  

In this case it is how a diverse group of savage individuals come together as a team to conquer a problem.  Two interesting things stood out in this film having seen it for the first time in a decade.  

The ending scene where the German Generals are killed is awfully reminiscent of Auschwitz.  Also, in our politically correct times, this movie harkens back to the male mindset best outlined visually in my Pinterest Board called “Nazi’s, Whips and Women”.  Male fantasy indeed.

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.