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 ...
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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
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 »
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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An apparently slightly expanded version, running just under 97 minutes, was re-released in September 2008 as a bonus feature on the three disc release of "How the West Was Won" (1962). See more »
All Historical Documentaries Should Be This Much Fun
Packing so much material relating to Cinerama's history in an hour and a half is something of a feat. I just wish the film was longer. My family enjoyed the way that the Cinerama picture was formatted to look like the real thing, and the Dolby Digital soundtrack has enough power to let viewers sample what Cinerama sounded like. Cinerama was a lot of fun and always an event, and it was great to see that it has not been forgotten. I hope it's soon available on DVD. That's excuse enough to buy a really big TV.
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