This Is Cinerama (1952)




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Movie Info

This 1952 documentary was created in order to showcase a new filming and exhibition style known as Cinerama. The technique created an image nearly three times as large as traditional movie screens, and was launched right at the beginning of the boom in the sales of televisions in order to help the movie business differentiate itself from this new form of media. This Is Cinerama features a number of images designed to accentuate the vastness and beauty of the form and includes footage from airplanes as well as images from some of the most celebrated international landmarks including the Edinburgh Castle and the La Scala opera house.
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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Critic Reviews for This Is Cinerama

All Critics (5)

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Pumps up the process of Cinerama.

Full Review… | October 20, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

The film that gave birth to the modern widescreen era.

September 13, 2012
Film Threat

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.

Full Review… | January 2, 2009

Still impressive even in lieu of today's standards.

Full Review… | May 29, 2002
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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.

Matt Kendrick
Matt Kendrick

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