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.