Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cinema Cycle - The Long Hot Summer

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

SYNOPSIS: A young drifter interrupts the staid life of an aging southern good old boy and his family.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: A star vehicle for Newman and Woodward with a rather strange look at the rural south in the 1950s.

PROS AND CONS: On odd film where character motivation and acting are often in question. As a viewer I did not identify with any of the characters on screen.

A strange tale of the remnants of the old south and the good old boy Jim Crow era. The father figure played by Orson Wells is particularly odd and hard to understand.

In the end, they all live happily ever after, once the patriarch finally arranges to have Newman’s character ‘seed’ his daughter in order to improve the lineage of his family, much like breeding horses.

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

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