Monday, February 27, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Klute


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 02/27/2017

TITLE: Klute

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 54 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 27 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6342.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A private investigator attempt to track down a missing person through contacts he had with a prostitute

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The gritty side of the world's oldest profession and how we are all voyeurs with hidden desires and agendas.

PROS AND CONS:  Jane Fonda won an Academy Award for best actress in this film.  It is easy to see why, the work appears to be written for her and she gives a very good performance as the streetwalker / up-and-coming actress who has to recall all her “Johns” for the past year.  

One of the things that makes Fonda’s performance so engaging is the pairing with Donald Sutherland, whose low key performance allows Fonda to shine more.  It is hard to tell if Sutherland is just channeling a really frustrated button down cop or Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.

This is a film that deals with surveillance before the internet and cameras the size of a pin.  Here the surveillance is voyeuristic and done with bulky analog equipment.  


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.