Friday, February 3, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Young and Innocent


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 02/03/2017


FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 33 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6203.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A young musician is accused of murder and the judge's daughter decides to help him find his raincoat.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Young romantic mysteries before the genre really existed.  A fantasy film for the British working classes in the 1930s.  

PROS AND CONS:  A much better film than I had anticipated.  Much of Hitchcock’s early work can be a bit rough around the edges, but this film showed polish and professional film making.  

To be sure, this is a fantasy film for the masses, with a head-strong young woman (when such a thing was daring) and a dashing if not bumbling leading man outsmarting what appears to be the equivalent of the British Keystone Cops.  

You can see the Hitchcock formula emerging here.  He builds a story to a climax, usually with some over-the-top visual near the end and he does not disappoint here.  The ending was not be believed on several levels.  An excellent film.


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.