Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Boots and Saddles


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/08/2017

TITLE: Boots and Saddles

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 50 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 11.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6629.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: A do-good ranch manager teaches a young aristocrat about good old fashioned American values….and gets the girl.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: A propaganda / fantasy film of how the west never really was.  Viewed in today's turbulent times it almost seems angelic.

PROS AND CONS:  I sort of groaned when I saw this come up for viewing.  I was surprised with the film from the start and was engaged throughout.

This is a hokie film to be sure, with simplistic characterizations, and themes of right triumphing over evil.  The film is mediocre with the exception of two qualities.

The writing and storyline (along with the musical numbers) are very good.  They even make bad acting look good.  The other is the scenery.  Filmed in the mid-1930s, it showcases a virgin western landscape that would be hard to find in the present day.


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.