A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »
MOST FABULOUS ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME! From TEXAS to TIMBUKTU and the far corners of the earth! YOU ARE THERE with CINERAMA and ONLY CINERAMA PUTS YOU IN THE PICTURE! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »
Paul Mantz and crew obtained the volcano footage when a location restaurateur recommended it. Their plane nearly crashed when, flying too close to the caldera, their engines began sputtering from lack of oxygen. See more »
This was the first movie I remember ever seeing in a theater. It was the Cinerama Dome and it was shown in grand style complete with a program. Cinerama was supposed to the be the IMAX of its age. It was shown on a special screen that was higher and extended farther than was normal. I imagine the experience was lost when it was shown in a regular theater. Pop kept saying how great it was that they showed it in a way that made you feel you were there. I had no basis upon with to compare it to the normal movie-going experience.
It was basically a travelogue, but a good one, I recall, at least to a four-year-old. I've never seen it rerun or on video or DVD etc. I don't know how anybody under 50 could possibly have an opinion on it.
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