This Is Cinerama (1952)
Critic Reviews for This Is Cinerama
After about 15 minutes, the curtains part, and the full, color, Cinerama picture appears; it's literally a roller coaster about to start its ascent. And darned if it isn't kind of thrilling.
The film that gave birth to the modern widescreen era.
One of those rare, never-to-be-duplicated cinema experiences that any serious film lover should make an effort to see while it's available.
Audience Reviews for This Is Cinerama
Simply amazing. I wish all of you could have seen it with me, it was an experience of a lifetime. Imagine the "Soarin' Over California" ride from Disneyland, and that's as close as you're going to get to the experience I had, although it pales in comparison. The movie itself isn't that great, and it's a little bit boring sometimes (Aida Act II Finale sequence, I'm looking at you), but as a cinematic experience it was unparalleled. The movie exists to show beautiful and breathtaking images accompanied by awesome 7-channel stereo sound, and it delivers completely. This movie changed movies from then on. It's a true milestone in cinema.
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