Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Winterreise



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


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DATE REVIEWED: 08/10/2017




FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 16 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 16.3 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 7227 miles


SYNOPSIS: Popular (?) Germanic Songs from the turn of the last century.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: A time capsule of media from a time before mass media.


PROS AND CONS:  If you like this sort of thing, this is a gold mine.  Most folks won’t like this.  Speaking German and a good understanding of German culture would be helpful.


This is a simplistic concert film.  It is well done but there isn’t a lot to look at.  Excluding the young woman that turns the pages for the pianist, there are only two performers.


The libretto is included with this laserdisc and the translation of almost all the songs was, to say the least, rather depressing.  It appears that Germans prior to the first world war were a very depressed lot.  


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.