Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cinema Cycle - That Hamilton Woman


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 01/04/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 10 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 26.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5959.5 miles

SYNOPSIS: An affair between Lord Nelson and the wife of an English ambassador is chronicled.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Famous people and the private lives they lead.  Vivian Leigh always seems to play the same character, but she does it so well.

PROS AND CONS:  I was expecting a good film and I wasn’t disappointed.  I have never seen an Alexander Korda film that was not impressive.

I didn’t really know what to expect, but what was obvious from the start was that this was going to be lavish film making.  You are thrown into a world and have to figure out who everyone is and their background.  There is a lot of dialog and plot in the first 20 minutes.

This is an actors film and Olivier and Leigh do not disappoint.  In close second are the visuals, that are stunning for a time prior to computer animation.  The Battle of Trafalgar at the end has to be seen to be believed.


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.