Day 258: “Death of a Cyclist” movie

18 09 2010

Death of a Cyclist, 1955.


Sometimes I’m in the mood for an old black and white movie. Sometimes foreign movies are even better. One night recently we were channel surfing and ran across a listing on one of the cable channels for a movie from 1955 called “Death of a Cyclist.” It sounded interesting (although depressing), so we set our DVR to record it. Here’s the description from Netflix: 

“When a university professor (Alberto Closas) and his well-heeled mistress (Lucia Bosé) accidentally run down a cyclist, they flee the scene to keep their affair under wraps — but guilty consciences and a slimy extortionist (Carlos Casaravilla) soon take their toll on the couple. Also starring Bruna Corrà, this stinging metaphorical drama from director Juan Antonio Bardem exposes Spain’s corruption under dictator Francisco Franco.” 

Each time I learn about a new cycling-related movie, I add it to our Netflix list of movies to watch. (I listed several cycling movies in a previous post. So far, we’ve managed to see all but a couple of them.) We plan to watch “Death of a Cyclist” this weekend. I’m surprised I’ve not heard of the movie before now. But maybe that indicates it’s not a very good movie. I guess we’ll find out. Have you seen it? If so, what did you think? I have yet to find a cycling-related movie that’s better than “Breaking Away.” That will always be one of my favorites. 

Today’s food journal: 

— Whole wheat english muffin = 1 point
— 1 Tbsp Sugar free strawberry jam = 0 points
— 1/2 glass LF chocolate milk = 1.5 points 

— Quesadilla with fat-free cheese = 3 points
— 1/2 glass LF chocolate milk = 1.5 points 

— Bow tie pasta with olive oil and garlic = 11.5 points (est.)
— Iced tea = 0 points 

— 1 Power Bar = 3 points 

— 7 mile bike ride (40 minutes, 10 mph avg) = + 3 points 

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride! 

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