Line Of Sight is a rare view into underground bicycle messenger racing which has become a global phenomenon. For over a decade Lucas Brunelle has been riding with the fastest, most skilled ...
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Line Of Sight is a rare view into underground bicycle messenger racing which has become a global phenomenon. For over a decade Lucas Brunelle has been riding with the fastest, most skilled urban cyclists around the world while capturing all the action with his customized helmet cameras to bring you along for the ride. This is bike riding like you've never seen before, in gripping first-person perspective through the most hectic city streets, on expressways in Mexico City, over the frozen Charles River, under the Mediterranean Sea, across the Great Wall of China and deep into the jungles of Guatemala. Directed and Edited by Benny Zenga, Line of Sight is 60 minutes of the best Lucas Brunelle footage from a decade of Alleycat races around the world. "Lucas Brunelle goes for it. If you want to see what it's like to play a live game of 'frogger', on a bike, with only one life, check out Line Of Sight." -Mat Hoffman, Professional BMX RiderWritten by
This film is all well and good to be played in the background of bike cafe, but as a viewing experience for the dedicated watcher it is poor.
The lack of narration and the constant jumping around to different places means there is no suspense, emotional engagement or even attachment to images that you're viewing. You may as well be watching someone play a computer a game.
It would not have been difficult to get interviews that highlighted the history the sport and went briefly over the races that were shown.
I know bike messengers are monosyllabic cool kids but even they could have given this enough context to make it an interesting movie.
I am desperate to find out about the races, how they were started, who won them, how people plan out the routes, and what happened in each of the races that are shown in the movie.
Alas I am afraid I may never find out, and that is the true tragedy of this film.
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