Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Mission


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/11/2017

TITLE: The Mission

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hour 5 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6658.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: An Archbishop in 17th century South America must decide the fate of a Jesuit Mission.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Power, greed, governments, conscious, religion and the questions of what is right and wrong for the world at the time.

PROS AND CONS:  An astounding work that gets better each time I watch it.  This is one of those rare films that improves with each viewing.  

This is the first viewing of this film where I could experience the work in its wide screen format and with a good surround sound system that has bass reflex.  The difference was significant.  Visually the film is astounding, morally the film is disturbing.  

While the lead characters are listed as Jeremy Irons and Robert DeNiro, the other leading character in the film is Ray McAnally who plays the Archbishop.  It is through his eyes that the story unfolds.  As a poignant reminder of the message of the film watch the credits until the very end.  This film just got bumped up to my top 10 list.


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.