In my case, I was always interested in photography. Tragic 1970s actor John Cazale made a name for himself on the Broadway stage. Blythe Danner has starred in many productions in films, TV and Broadway.
What’s a “treadmill movie?” The treadmill home videos available on the Internet mostly feature dogs, cats, and (even a shrimp!) on treadmills, people falling off treadmills, and men dancing on treadmills. No, treadmill movies is not where treadmills are the featured hero, villain, or theme. A treadmill movie is one people watch while using a treadmill! People have being doing this at the gym for years, but now that some home treadmills have bigger screens and can connect to the Internet, home users can choose the movies themselves.
Question: You 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Descendants.” Was your experience working on that film at all helpful in preparing you for this project?
Empire Burlesque, his self-produced follow-up to Infidels, was released in ’85. It was an odd mix of dance tracks and rock ‘n roll that won few fans. However, that same year Biograph, a 5-album, triple-disc box set did well.
A positive review of one of Dylan’s performances at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village appeared in the New York Times. This led to Columbia Records signing him and the release of his debut album in March of 1962. Bob Dylan, the rock legend, was only 21 years old.
So what makes a good treadmill movie? Something so mindless that you really don’t have to pay attention? One that has things bouncing up and down more than a porn movie? Actually, a treadmill movie is kind of like an airplane move; it keeps you engaged, passes the time, and you can follow the plot without having to pay close attention to, or even listen to, the dialog. The question of what movies were best for treadmills intrigued me, so I got on my treadmill and started watching movies.
Soon after, Dylan went on tour with the Rolling Thunder Revue featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Mick Ronson, Jonie Mitchell, Roger McGuinn and poet Allen Ginsberg. Throughout the tour, he featured “Hurricane” to protest boxer Rubin Carter being unjustly imprisoned for murder. He released the live album Hard Rain at the end of the tour. Then, in 1976, he released his third straight #1 album, Desire.
Raging Bull is Martin Scorsese’s tale of boxer Jake LaMotta’s self destructive journey through life. Starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci the film won DeNiro an Academy Award for best actor. It is a cinematic masterpiece based on the true story of a middle-weight prize-fighter from the late-1940s and early-1950s. It is not only a great sports movie but one of the greatest films of all times.