Friday, February 17, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '63 - Vol3



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

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DATE REVIEWED: 02/17/2017




FORMAT: VHS


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 51 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 13.4 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6264.4 miles


SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia) Newly elected Member of Parliament, Michael Dyter, fakes his own death only to reappear later in possession of a nuclear bomb which he threatens to detonate on 5 November, in London. Steed and Cathy go into politics, during a race against time to hunt him down.[2]


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Early British cool mixed with a healthy dose of British politics and theory.  Long Live Guy Fawkes!


PROS AND CONS:  This is a long running series in my collection and my thoughts on the series in general has already been stated in previous blogs.  It is good, but dated, and therein lives the history lesson.


This is British media asserting itself to try and give a national identity and keep Britain relevant on the world stage after WWII and Suez Crisis.  There is a definite bent toward being hip and unconventional here.  While it seems restrained now, it was really bending the rules in early 1960s England.


The theme of this episode “November 5”, centers around Guy Fawkes day in England.  A failed saboteur that tried to blow up Parliament.  This episode delves deeply into British political structure and how the British government works.



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.