Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Mafia: Resume


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/31/2017

TITLE: The Mafia: Resume

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 42 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 8.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6827.5 miles

SYNOPSIS: A summary of Gang-Land murders and power grabs from the 1930s through the 1970s

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The actual basis for the Godfather, Goodfellas and the Sopranos.

PROS AND CONS:  The cons here are the condition of the media.  This is a VHS tape and is not a good transfer nor is there high production value in the documentary.  

That said, this is a very informative piece to watch.  It delves into great detail regarding the frictions between the organized crime families of the century as well as the government's involvement both in promoting and combating organized crime.

Many of the interviews presented here are familiar faces in their much younger days as well as many organized crime figures that lay bare what really went in in the Cosa Nostra.


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.