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Cinerama Adventure (2002)

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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual ... See full summary »

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Lowell Thomas ...
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Fred Waller ...
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Jim Morrison ...
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Jane MacLardy Schacht ...
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Kevin Brownlow ...
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Michael Todd Jr. ...
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Howard Rust ...
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Greg Kimble ...
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John Caron ...
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Thomas Erffmeyer ...
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Florence Hill ...
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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual Cinerama clips, rare behind the scenes footage and new interviews, CINERAMA ADVENTURE takes the viewer back to a lost era of movie showmanship, placing this American cinema phenomenon into historical perspective. Written by TJ Edwards

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This documentary is featured on the Three-Disc Special Edition, Ultimate Collector's Edition & Blu-Ray DVDs for How the West Was Won (1962), all released in September 2008. See more »

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Narrator: Many of us experience childhood memories, that on occasion, rush into our consciousness. A memory that has invaded my mind on numerous occasions was when I was only six years old, and my parents took me and my sister on a special trip to St. Louis, Missouri. On the last day of this visit, we arrived at a very large ornate old movie theatre. It was as if we'd walked into a sultan's palace out of the "Arabian Nights." It was the Ambassador Theatre, and it was specially set up for a ...
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The Definitive Documentary
20 October 2003 | by (Cheshire, England) – See all my reviews

Although a life-long enthusiast of authentic three-strip Cinerama, I was nevertheless somewhat surprised to be invited by Mr. Strohmaier to say a "fan`s" word or two for his film.

Knowing only that it was to be about Cinerama and having no idea what the completed film would be like, I was absolutely delighted to finally get to see this important work about a significant period in movie history.

"Cinerama Adventure" is a superbly crafted account of the emergence and demise of a cinematic format that lasted only ten years, during which time it completely "revolutionized the technique of motion-picture story-telling" and established the widescreen ratio as standard.

This is the definitive Cinerama documentary, that everyone who is interested in cinema must see and must eventually own. It is a work of great commitment and dedication, intensively researched with in-depth interviews with, and reminiscences of, virtually every survivor who was involved.

The melodious themes and soaring scores of the great composers of Hollywood`s Golden Era, Max Steiner, Alfred Newman et al. are skillfully apposite to the images on the screen. A great bonus.

With (at this time) only three locations where it is possible to see the original three-strip format, "Cinerama Adventure" will become a valuable reference treasure for future generations of students of film, and and will always be an intriguing pleasure for all movie enthusiasts.






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