Monday, November 21, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Foreign Correspondent


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 11/21/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 4 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 26.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5584.4 miles

SYNOPSIS: A New York newspaper reporter uncovers a plot to that could have stopped World War II

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Plot twists and intrigue set against surreal backdrops.

PROS AND CONS:  A good film.  Near the end of Hitchcock’s days in the British film industry before he moved to Hollywood.  The plot meanders a bit at times and some scenes are a bit long.

What does come across is the slow transition from early Hitchcock works that resembled thespian theater to the wild ride genre that is indicative of “North by Northwest” and the “Indiana Jones” films.  Hitchcock pulls out the stops with over the top sets and action/drama sequences in this film.

The film has obvious patriotic undertones and is clearly meant to prod America into entering the war on the side of Britain.  Something that is made abundantly clear in the final scene.

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.