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
Raw, street level record of Alley Cat Races worldwide
This film has minimal narration and is edited to give the viewer the look and feel of actual Alley Cat races. The film spans the world and many cultures and styles of Alley Cats. The film should probably be preserved as a historic record, such film is rare. Clearly the cinematographer took great risks in following high speed reckless riders though busy city streets, sometimes against traffic and at night. My opinion of courier racers is that they are clearly some of the best riders anywhere in the world, however they are also a menace with a complete disregard for any others on the streets. I would have liked to see a more complete video including names, some insights as to the people and places, but that is not what the director intended. I felt the music did not enhance but sometimes distracted, but with virtually no dialogue, you can turn it down and play whatever you like while viewing. If you want an inside view of the dynamics and action of an Alley Cat race, this is probably as complete and well done as it gets. If, however, you want a deeper perspective on the lifestyle behind the race, this is empty and devoid of that. However, for what it is, it is profound, interesting, energetic, and transfixing.
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