Friday, March 24, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Naked City: The Night The Saints Lost Their Halos


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 03/24/2017


FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 54 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 12.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6427.4 miles

SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)

Guest stars: Jo Van Fleet as Dr. Anna Chaloupka, Martin Sheen as Phil Kasnick, George Voskovec as Jack Selken, Peter Fonda as Joey Selken, Eli Mintz as Watchman, Janet Fox as Female Patient, Charles Bolender as Mugasha.
When the son of a close friend is involved with a robbery, a woman doctor tries to shield him from the law.
Notable Locations: Coney Island, Steeplechase Park

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The east coast point of view.  Media as seen through the eyes of the Broadway stage and the G-Men of the NYPD.  Back in the day, everything was ethnically / religiously based.

PROS AND CONS:  Not a great episode to be entertained by but a fascinating film to watch for it perspective of what culture and etiquette were like back in the day.

This entire series takes place in New York and the cultural diversity is the star here.  The mixing pot of European Emigrants is on full display as are the righteous and dogged determinations of the police officers that act as autonomous robots with a conscious.

The bonus Easter eggs in this series are the up and coming stars that appear early in their careers.  Here we get to see Peter Fonda, Martin Sheen and Jo Van Fleet long before they were household names.  

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.