Friday, June 30, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Babel


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 06/29/2017

TITLE: Babel

FORMAT: HD-DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 25 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 31.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 7026.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: An accidental shooting is traced along various disjointed storylines across world cultures.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Six degrees of separation on a global scale.  The ties that bind us all are not always pleasant.

PROS AND CONS:  This film probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  It is told in a disjointed fashion with several story lines merging together as the film progresses.  

I found the film fascinating to watch, since the viewer is constantly striving to find out what the connections are in the various stories being presented.  The film is also done in a quasi-documentary style where the viewer needs to figure out the motivations of the characters in each vignette.

In the end this is more of an empathy film, to remind the audience that our actions have ramifications that we can never see and our assumptions about others are often wrong until we know all the facts.  


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.