Monday, April 24, 2017

Five Frames - 04/24/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With A Bronica ETRS / Lytro Illum / Lytro Graphite


Long Shadow


Kitten Lady


San Francisco Pier


Old Advertising


Sunset Limited
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Five Frames - 04/11/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With A Bronica ETRS / Lytro Illum


Botanical Gardens, San Francisco


Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco


Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco


Iris, Bisbee Arizona


Botanical Gardens, San Francisco
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Five Frames - 04/10/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With A Bronica ETRS / Lytro Illum


San Francisco City Hall


Quiet Reflection


Spring Daffodils


Lake Tahoe Ferry


Bird In A Tree
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Cinema Cycle - Down Periscope


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/10/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 33 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6538.8 miles

SYNOPSIS: An eccentric navy officer is tasked with infiltrating a naval base with an antiquated WWII submarine.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The classic rehashed naval comedy farce where military rules and etiquette are thrown out the window.

PROS AND CONS:  Not as bad a film as I had supposed when I was given this to watch.  The production value of the work is actually quite high and it is entertaining to watch.  

But, since I am stickler for reality, while the film looks good, it is a farce and fantasy regarding the ways that the actual military work.  

While it is fun to see Rip Torn and Bruce Dern go at it as competing admirals, Rob Schneider's turn as the XO of the submarine got to be a little hard to take.  


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.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Five Frames - 04/09/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With A Bronica ETRS / Lytro Illum


Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco


Highway One, near Mendocino California


Glass Bay


Paddle Wheeler, Lake Tahoe


By The Pier
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Five Frames - 04/06/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With Lytro Illum / Bronica ETRS


Red Pagoda


Window On The Past


Dangerous Curves


Light By Tiffany


Dirdon Station, San Jose, CA
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Cinema Cycle - Imagine: John Lennon


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 04/05/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 44 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6518.9 miles

SYNOPSIS: The authorized biography of Lennon, narrated by himself.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Revisiting your youth (assuming you are over 50), and learning all the little things you didn’t know.

PROS AND CONS:  A fascinating film that chronicles Lennon’s life from infancy to his death, narrated by Lennon himself.

There is a lot of archival footage here that I had never seen before which made me come to the conclusion that the lives of the Beatles from 1962 onward was chronicled in great detail on film and cinema, well before the age of digital media.

What you walk away with is the portrait of a man who was fascinating and deeply disturbed by the hypocrisy and insanity of modern society.  He was also someone that had more talent than I can ever imagine.  


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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Five Frames - 04/04/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With a Lytro Illum / Bronica ETRS / Minolta Maxxum


Ferry Terminal - San Francisco


Lake Tahoe Dock


Winchester House


Solari Bells


Skyscraper - Under Construction
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Libeled Lady


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 04/03/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 58 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.4 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6497 miles

SYNOPSIS: A newspaper schemes to entrap a young heiress who is suing the paper for libel.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Farce / Fantasy in the late 1930s.  The early romantic comedy genre.

PROS AND CONS:  What I have learned from watching a lot of pre-WWII cinema, is what was real and what was fantasy.  This is fantasy for the masses at the end of the great depression.  

Newspapers were considered the nexus of modern society, wielding great power before the rise of radio and the internet.  So to the average yocal in the sticks, this would have been like watching a nuclear drill at NORAD.

A hidden Easter Egg in this Laserdisc is a short entitled “La Fiesta de Santa Barbara”.  This is nothing more than a somewhat campy studio promotional film where all the stars are highlighted along with some dance numbers.  


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.