3 items from 2011
I first met filmmaker Dave Strohmaier at the Widescreen Weekend Film Festival in Bradford, England - a wonderful annual event that draws hundreds of retro movie lovers from around the world. Dave and his partners are entirely devoted to preserving widescreen classics that might otherwise vanish from existence. Dave is also a superb filmmaker and his documentary about the history of Cinerama (Cinerama Adventure) remains the gold standard of classic movie tributes. This great achievement can be found on the special DVD and Blu-ray editions of MGM's 1962 classic How the West Was Won. The documentary traces the history of the short-lived but magnificent widescreen process. It remains, for me, perhaps the best documentary I've seen about filmmaking. Sadly, a key section has never been seen by the public. It features contemporary interviews with cast members from How the West Was Won including Debbie Reynolds, Russ Tamblyn, Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach. »
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Claudette Colbert, Alla Nazimova, Marion Davies, Charles Boyer: Cinecon 2011 Thursday September 1 (photo: Alla Nazimova) 7:00 Hollywood Rhythm (1934) 7:10 Welcoming Remarks 7:15 Hollywood Story (1951) 77 min. Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan. Dir: William Castle. 8:35 Q & A with Julie Adams 9:10 Blazing Days (1927) 60 min. Fred Humes. Dir: William Wyler. 10:20 In The Sweet Pie And Pie (1941) 18 min 10:40 She Had To Eat (1937) 75 min. Jack Haley, Rochelle Hudson, Eugene Pallette. Friday September 2 9:00 Signing Off (1936) 9:20 Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) 68 min. Dan Dailey, Lynn Bari, John Sutton, Alan Mowbray. 10:40 The Active Life Of Dolly Of The Dailies (1914) 15 min. Mary Fuller. 10:55 Stronger Than Death (1920) 80 min. Alla Nazimova, Charles Bryant. Dir: Herbert Blaché, Charles Bryant, Robert Z. Leonard. 12:15 Lunch Break 1:45 Open Track (1916) 2:00 On The Night Stage (1915) 60 min. William S. Hart, Rhea Mitchell. Dir: Reginald Barker. 3:15 50 Miles From Broadway (1929) 23 min 3:45 Cinerama Adventure (2002). Dir: David Strohmaier. 5:18 Discussion »
- Andre Soares
This spectacular documentary follows a Norwegian sailing ship on its voyage from Oslo to the east coast of the Us and back. It was produced in Cinemiracle, a curved-screen process similar to Cinerama which was retired after this initial outing and bought out by Cinerama. Brian Trenchard-Smith explains the differences between the presentations and why many thought Cinemiracle an improvement over Cinerama.
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Looks like this film recently undwerent some exacting restorations.
Since summer 2009, David Strohmaier, of “Cinerama Adventure” fame and John Sittig of Pacific Theatre in Los Angeles have spent considerable time to find the best elements of the classic CineMiracle semi-documentary and feature film “Windjammer” to be able to re-release it on DVD, Blu-ray and perhaps even in special showings at theaters, museums and other venues.
“Windjammer”, a travelogue about the voyage of the Norwegian school ship »
3 items from 2011
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